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EARLY RECORDS 



OF 



LONDONDERRY, WINDHAM, 



DERRY, N. H. 



1719—174? 

A Complete and Exact Transcript of the Eecords of the Clerks Relating to the 

Homestead Boundaries as Eecorded in the Town Books, 

Vols. I and II, Comprising 

VOLUME II 

Of the Printed Records of the Town 

VOLUME VI 

Manchester Historic Association Collections 



Edited, with Introduction, Notes, and Index, by 

GEORGE WALDO BROWNE 

Editor " Early Records of Londonderry," Vol. I, " Proprietors' Record of Tyng 

Townships," "Records of Derryfleld and Manchester, N. H.," 

Six Vols., 1751-1835 



Manchester, N. H. 

Published with Appropriations made by Londonderry, Derry, and Windham, 

under the Auspices of the Manchester Historic Association. 

1911. 



MANCHESTER N. H. 

PRINTTEI) BY THE JOHN B. CLARKE COMPANY. 
1911. 



§ 



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FOREWORD. 



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As was the case in the publication of the first volume of 
Early Eecords of Londonderry, the work upon this, Volume II, 
has heen carried out agreeable to action of the towns of Derry 
and Windham at the annual town meeting in 1909 and Lon- 
donderry in 1910, the respective amounts voted by the towns 
being according to the appropriations of March 5, 1905, viz., 
two hundred dollars by Londonderry, three hundred dollars 
by Derry, and one hundred dollars by Windham. 

In the previous volume it was thought best to confine the 
records to the acts of the early proprietors and the citizens- 
of the township of Londonderry, which were published com- 
plete as far as the year 1765. Following along these lines 
the homestead records are transcribed in this volume, bring- 
ing them to the date of 1745. The editor only regrets that 
the space did not permit of the publication of the entire num- 
ber. But this could not be done, so some twenty or thirty 
entries are inevitably left over for another volume, which 
should not only include these but bring the political records; 
to about 1800. This, it seems, should really be done, when 
the towns will have the satisfaction of knowing that they 
have placed their early records in such form as to insure their 
perpetuity, and made them available to the public. 

A well-known townsman of Londonderry has diligently 
searched out the vital records of the town from its earliest 
entry, dating back from 1710 to 1910, a period of two hundred 
years. We do not know of so valuable a work relating to 
any other town in the state, and we trust arrangements will 
be secured by which they can be printed at an early date. 



in 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

Hillsborough, SS. 

I, the undersigned, Chairman of the Publication Com- 
mittee of the Manchester Historic Association, to whom has 
been assigned the task of compiling and editing the Early 
Records of Londonderry, the original township of London- 
derry, Windham, and Derry, X. H., certify that the following 
transcript of the proprietors or homestead records included 
in Volume I and Volume II is a true and correct copy. 

GEORGE WALDO BROWNE. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this first day of January, 
A. D. 1912. 

W. C. PATTEN, Justice of the Peace. 

L. S. 



INTRODUCTION 



BY REV. JESSE G. MacMURPHY 



THE DOUBLE RANGE IN NTJTFIELD. 

On the 25th of December, 1719, seven representative men, 
chosen by the people of the Nutfield settlement, for managing 
the public affairs, David Cargill, James McKeen, James 
Gregg, Robert Wear, John Morrison, Samuel Graves, and 
John Goffe, decided to reward the earliest settlers for their 
courage and diligent efforts in occupying a new territory re- 
mote from other settlements, and at the same time adopted a 
method of rewarding that should tend to attract the relatives 
and friends of those already located along the banks of West- 
running brook. The plan adopted by the committee at that 
meeting was duly recorded in the Proprietors' Book and im- 
mediately carried into execution. By this plan each one of 
the original settlers, to the number of twenty persons, was 
granted a lot of land suitable for a homestead, upon which rel- 
atives or friends might locate at the invitation of the grantee, 
with a reasonable provision or condition that the person in- 
vited should be a desirable neighbor and ready to make an 
immediate clearing and settlement. It is interesting to pur- 
sue the record and observe the list of names, the pioneers of a 
township that has become rather famous in the production of 
generations of hardy, enterprising men who have continued 
building towns and cities from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and 
are found in every state. As far as it is possible to decipher 
the writing of a list of names, all but three of which are on 
the margin of the page, in a volume that thousands have 



VI INTRODUCTION. 

handled and turned to the sunlight until the ink has nearly 
faded from sight, the first twenty settlers in Nutfield were: 

James McKeen, John Barnard, 

James Gregg, Archibald Clendennen, 

Samuel Graves, James Clark, 

David Cargill, James Nesmith, 

Robert Wear, John Goffe, 

John Morrison, Elias Keyes, 

James Anderson, Joseph Simonds, 

Thomas Steele, James Alexander, 

Allen Anderson, James Sterrat, 

John Gregg, Samuel Allison. 

This action of the seven prudential committee-men was not 
fully acquiesced in by the little colony of Nutfield. In fact, 
the divisions that unhappily disturbed the peace of the old 
country were not all healed by emigration to a new country. 
The colonists were divided in both civil 'and religious alle- 
giance. While perpetuating the principles of freedom in 
speech and faith, they found themselves compelled to pro- 
ceed humbly in asking for grants of land under the protec- 
tion of the Crown. The relations of the settlers on the vari- 
ous ranges into which Nutfield was divided were somewhat 
strained. There were many abuses of privileges and much 
intolerance, incident to the pioneer period of a new country. 
The English churchmen were in a minority, and greatly 
maligned by the Scotch, who came to America as disaffected 
and. aggrieved occupants of confiscated lands in the northern 
counties of Ireland, despising the Irish whom they had dis- 
placed for their obedience to a foreign religious potentate, 
and hating the English with a national rancor for having 
gained authority over them by the treachery and baseness of 
court favorites. Less than six months after the action of the 
seven, or in June, 1720, a large proportion of the colonists of 
Nutfield were complaining about the character of the men 
that were being invited to settle upon the late divisions of 



INTRODUCTION. Vll 

land. Some of the new arrivals were deprived of their lots 
and forbidden to remain in the town; and on June 29, 1720, 
the sentiment of the town ran so directly against the actions 
of that immigration committee (or Immigrant Bureau), that a 
general meeting was called for July 25. The opposition was 
strong enough to dismiss the overzealous friends of the colo- 
nization scheme; but they and their sympathizers, mostly in- 
clined toward liberal views of the royal prerogatives, appealed 
to the General Court, and on the same day, before leaving the 
place of meeting, the former party outnumbered their oppo- 
nents and reversed the late decision against the committee, 
reinstating them in full power to continue the allotment of 
additional lands to the first twenty settlers. The Scotch im- 
migrants were often more wary than wise, but in all the con- 
flicts of the last two thousand years this characteristic of the 
race has been manifested, that wherever they have not the 
arms or force to prevail over their adversaries they avoid an 
open test. They have no very high regard for the authority 
set up on the turn of a battle or the scratch of a pen. They 
do not think it meritorious to stand up against an army to 
be shot down just to see which party can stand the most 
charges of gunpowder and ball. 

The English in Nuffield found it conducive to their com- 
fort to remain apart from the other settlers, and in the lay- 
ing out of homesteads managed to secure a range of fine land 
that in a short period became known as the English Range. 
The Went worths and many loyal subjects to the Crown 
formed almost a separate colony in the town. The appear- 
ance of the settlement along the banks of the Westrunning 
brook in 1720 must have been romantic. Imagine the thick 
i growth of forests largely composed of walnut, chestnut, but- 
ternut, and oak. Wild game, some of it unpleasantly fierce 
and dangerous to encounter alone or without arms. It re- 
quired some time for each family to clear away timber enough 
to let in the sunshine and build a log cabin. The cabins 
dotted the slopes a little back from the brook, probably con- 



Vlll INTRODUCTION. 

cealed from each other by the forests, and reached by private 
paths hastily cut among the trees. On a frosty morning the 
white curling smoke from the cabins along Westrunning 
brook rising over the tops of the trees may have been a pleas- 
ing feature of pioneer life. In order to have corn and beans 
and other garden crops before fields could be cleared around 
each cabin, the settlers combined their strength and cleared 
a tract of land together, and all joined in planting and culti- 
vating this tract, and the name by general consent became the 
Common Field. It is easily recognized now on the west side 
of the turnpike about a mile below Derry Lower Village, and 
just north of the brook. The map will enable the reader to 
locate the Common Field of the early settlers at the south end 
of the Gregg land. The engraving is intended to give a view 
of the homesteads in their position and relative proportions. 

For convenience in visiting one another, these families had 
their homesteads laid out in narrow farms of sixty acres each, 
arranged in parallel lines, so that the cabins, all being at the 
ends of the farms, were not over thirty rods apart, and by 
placing two ranges together, both facing the brook, the cul- 
tivated ends approaching each other, two rows of rude cabins 
were stretched along Westrunning brook from the point where 
it empties into Beaver brook, then called a river, to the most 
easterly side of the settlement, about five hundred rods dis- 
tant. As the farms were three hundred and twenty rods in 
length the Double Eange embraced an area of two thousand 
acres. 

To identify the sites of the original settlers only a few di- 
rections are requisite. The easiest method is that of following 
the record of the laying out of a highway, always bearing in 
mind the dimensions of the original homesteads. The posi- 
tion of the highways will indicate the situation of the cabins, 
and quite frequently the record indicates on which side of the 
road one must look for traces of the log cabins and cultivated 
fields. A clearer understanding of the situation of the settlers' 
cabins in the south part of the Double Eange is afforded by 
a quotation from the old Proprietors' Book. It will be seen 



INTRODUCTION. IX 

in the record that the name of Nutfield had given place to 
that of Londonderry as the one finally fixed by the Charter of 
King George L, June 21, 1722: 

Londonderry, June 1, 1723. Laid out by the Selectmen a 
highway beginning- at the lower side of James Doak's lot and 
so running easterly across the said lot to John Anderson's lot, 
and from thence to Abel Merrill's lot, and from thence to 
Randall Alexander's lot, and so to the south side of Robert 
Doak's house, across his lot, and across Alexander Walker's 
lot, and so to John Clark's lot easterly, and so across James 
Anderson's lot as near easterly as good ground is convenient, 
and so across James Alexander's lot as the highway now runs, 
and from thence across James Morrison's lot, John Mitchell's 
lot, Archibald Clendennen's lot, and John Barnard's lot, as 
the highway now runs, and from thence across until it comes 
to that road that goes up between Mr. McKeen's lot and John 
Barnard's lot, and the said highway is to be continued and 
kept clear four rods wide. 

James Moore, 
James Nichols, 
John Blair, 
Benjamin Wilson, 

Selectmen. 
Recorded this 20th day of June, 1723. 

Per John MacMurphy, Town Clerk. 

A more satisfactory proof of the relative positions of the 
early homes of these families could not be found in all the 
traditions or annals of living descendants, however carefully 
handed down from generation to generation. The place of 
beginning as shown in the map is immediately south of the 
junction of Westrunning brook with Beaver river or brook. 
As these homesteads were only thirty rods wide, the average 
distances between the homes must be within that limit, and it 
appears in the record that no lot was vacant in 1723. Some 
of these settlers became discontented, and removed to other 
parts of the town in a few years from the time of laying out 
this road, and a few of them joined other colonies. In the 
allotment of second divisions of about forty acres to each in- 
habitant, quite a large proportion of them discovered advan- 



X INTRODUCTION. 

tages in changing their residences from the homestead to the 
second division, perhaps in the quality of the soil, the quan- 
tity of meadow accessible, or the presence of good springs of 
water. 

In some instances descendants of the first settlers in the 
Double Eange remained upon the same homesteads until the 
present generation. Sometimes they have returned to their 
native town to purchase again the old homesteads that passed 
out of the family some generations ago. The descendants 
wherever found manifest a lively interest in the history of the 
early pioneer days of a wonderful people that came a long dis- 
tance to settle in the wilds of America and found a great 
commonwealth in the Occident. 

The McKeens lived on their ancestral lands until a com- 
paratively recent period. The Clarks remained for many 
generations on the same homestead allotments, their late resi- 
dences being well known by the present inhabitants of the 
town. The Greggs have continued the family name for a 
hundred and seventy-five years on the same lands, made nota- 
ble by reason of certain considerations relating to the privi- 
lege of owning and operating sawmill and gristmill upon 
Beaver river. The McGregors, Nesmiths, Morrisons, Alex- 
anders, and several other families have continued their names 
in unbroken lines down to the present, either upon original 
allotments for homesteads, second divisions or amendments. 
Some of the pioneers whose names appear upon the map of 
the Double Range, although manifestly entitled to a reward 
of additional land on the day of the meeting of the Commit- 
tee of Seven, are not mentioned in the record, probably for 
political reasons, and some whose names appear in the list 
had no homestead in the section covered by the engraving. 
The homesteads of those not represented on the map are to 
be found chiefly in the section called the English Eange, of 
which a map and description are given. 

A single description of a homestead lot in the Double 
Range will enable the reader to understand the plan adopted 



INTRODUCTION. £1 

fyy the selectmen in laying out the land and give a specimen 
of the form of record found in the Proprietors' Book: 

Nutfield, 1720. Laid out to James Anderson a lot of land, in 
the above said town, containing' sixty acres, and is bounded as 
followeth: beginning at a small red oak tree marked near 
Westrunning Brook, from thence running due south three hun- 
dred and twenty rods and bounding upon James Alexander's 
lot unto a stake and stones, from thence running west thirty 
rods unto a stake and stones, from thence running due north 
three hundred and twenty rods and bounding upon John Clark's 
lot unto a small white oak tree marked, standing by the afore- 
said brook, from thence running up the brook to the bounds 
first mentioned, together with an interest in the common or 
undivided lands of the said township equal to other lots in the 
said town. 

James McKeen, 
James Gregg, 
Siamuel Moore, 
James Alexander, 
John Coghran, 
James McNeal, 

Selectmen. 
Recorded this 2nd day of March, 1721. 

Per John Goffe, Town Clerk. 

This James Anderson had five sons and two daughters, 
which illustrates the method assumed to cover all apparent 
differences in names of proprietors to lots, where the same 
lots are mentioned as assigned to other and various persons in 
a short space of time, thus complicating the task of mapping 
the township. By reference to the position of the first meet- 
ing house on the map it will be seen that the East Village of 
Derry occupies the upper ends of a few of the farms of the 
Double Eange. 

The Pev. James McGregor exchanged thirty acres of his 
homestead for thirty acres of Allen Anderson's homestead 
prior to March, 1721, giving Allen Anderson the southern 
half of his land and taking the northern half of his neighbor's, 
which arrangement provided for the abundant space for com- 



Xli INTRODUCTION. 

mon and graveyard around the spot chosen for the meeting 
house. The highway leading southward along the west side 
of the cemetery is readily identified as the south road of the 
records, and the position of the adjoining farms identifies the 
original proprietors, so that further notes upon the original 
occupation of the Double Eange would he superfluous in a 
general review. 

THE ENGLISH RANGE. 

Within twelve months after the arrival of the first sixteen 
families, the population of Nutfield, afterward the incorpo- 
rated township of Londonderry, numbered several hundred, 
and simultaneously the allotments of homesteads were made 
to the proprietors under the charter to the number of one 
hundred and twenty-four and a half shares, exclusive of large 
awards in land given to some particularly influential persons 
who had assisted the emigrants in securing a grant of land. 
About seven thousand five hundred acres were laid out in 
homesteads under the schedule as recorded with the charter, 
June 1, 1722, and on the same day one thousand eight hun- 
dred and fifty-six acres were allowed as rewards for special 
services to thirteen persons directly connected with the pro- 
curing of clear titles to the land. The largest grants of land 
for special services were made to the officers of the Crown, 
who acted as mediators between the colonists and the king. 
These loyalists were the Lieutenant Governor of His Majesty's 
Province of New Hampshire in New England, and that body 
of followers commonly designated as the governor's suite, 
with colonels and men of military insignia in the service of 
the king. These persons received grants of land in propor- 
tion to the supposed importance of their rank and services, 
not alone in Nuffield but in various other settlements over a 
wide area of land not very clearly defined in early records. 

Without controversy the section of the township which was 
called the English Eange embraced the most pronounced Tory 
faction, and as Englishmen in sentiment, spirit, and religious 



INTRODUCTION. XI 11 

opinions the settlers there had a profound contempt for the 
zeal, piety, and learning of the fugitive Covenanters by whose 
pestiferous preaching the whole of Great Britain was shaken. 

The series of parallel homesteads that may properly be des- 
ignated as the English Range began at the most easterly cor- 
ner of Beaver pond and extended in the form of a rec- 
tangle whose longer side lay in a due northwest line to a point 
near Shields' upper pond, and the shorter line lay in a due 
northeast line along the course of the stream above Beaver 
pond to the limit of Haverhill False Line, so called by 
reason of a claim that the people of Haverhill made to the 
part of this town then lying east of a meridional line through 
that corner of the English Bange. The longer side of the 
rectangle was about six hundred rods in length, and the 
shorter, the length of a farm or homestead of the common 
pattern, three hundred and twenty rods. An actual survey of 
the farms covered by the transcripts of the allotments shows 
the area of the English Range to have exceeded the amounts 
indicated in the records. This excess of land area is not pe- 
culiar to this range, for examination leads to the conclusion 
that many allowances were made on general principles for ir- 
regularities in the surface and especially for poor land, or land 
already partially pre-empted for hay privileges. The meadows 
were measured and bounded separately from the uplands, and 
frequently the meadow privileges of a settler would be staked 
and bounded within the limits and boundaries of his neigh- 
bor's farm. The laying out of meadows in the Proprietors' 
Book comprises a large part of the record, but in a general re- 
view of the limits prescribed in these articles, no particular 
attention can be given to this feature of the original plan of 
the land division. 

The English Range embraced a beautiful tract of land, with 
fine glimpses of Beaver pond from almost every part, and 
some of the farms running completely down to the firm shores 
were selected for the more noted persons of the community. 
The map will show the plan of arrangement. The first lot 



XIV INTRODUCTION. 

of the series lies just over the stream above Beaver pond, that 
is, upon the southeast bank, and was assigned to David Car- 
gill, including the privileges of the stream for mill purposes. 
It should be noted that he had a milldam at either end of this 
farm, and at a very early period of the town's history. He 
operated two or more mills at these points, twice utilizing the 
same stream for power. The upper mill was called a fulling 
mill, and the inlay was very near the roadside just south of 
the house now occupied by the widow of Benjamin Adams 
and upon the east side of the road where the stream now 
crosses the highway to run to his sawmill. Captain Cargill's 
other mill was called a cornmill or gristmill and was contin- 
ued until the last generation, having been purchased by John 
MacMurphy previous to 1755, and remaining in the family for 
five generations. 

The second homestead, joining Captain David Cargill's, was 
laid out or offered to several persons beside Samuel Houston, 
who do not appear to have cared much for it. It was once 
laid out to Colonel Wainwright, as may be seen by a reference 
to the next allotment following. This homestead can easily be 
identified as the farm upon which George Clark now lives. 

The next farm abutting handsomely upon Beaver pond was 
laid out to the representative of the Crown. 

The following agreement will explain the laying out of 
some of these lots. It was made at the time when the peo- 
ple of Nutfield had secured a deed of the land, on which they 
had settled, from Col. John Wheelwright of Wells, Me.: 

These presents witnesseth that the Rev. James McGregor and 
Samuel Graves do in the name of the people of Nutfield and 
by virtue of being a committee from them agree that the Hon- 
orable Governor John Wentworth of Portsmouth and Col. 
Wheelwright of Wells and their heirs forever should have and 
possess two lots with them in Nutfield, lying to the northward 
of and butting upon Beaver pond, to wit: Lt.-Gov. Wentworth 
to have the third and Col. Wheelwright the fourth in order upon 
that range, together with what second divisions will fall to the 



INTRODUCTION XV 

said lots throughout the said town, and each of these gentle- 
men and their heirs to have besides the said lots five hundred 
acres apiece forever laid out in farms where they shall think 
fit in the said town. 

Kecorded this 9th day of January, 1720. 

Per John Goffe, 

Town Clerk. 

It appears from contemporary evidence that there was 
scarcely a resident of the English Range in 1719 who was not 
titled and serving the government in some capacity. Their 
descendants of the next generation were conspicuous lead- 
ers in the French and Indian wars. Very familiar are the 
names of Colonel Thornton, Colonel Barr, Sir James Leslie, 
Captain Blair, Ensign Blair, Captain Cargill, Colonel Wain- 
wright, Colonel Wheeler, and Lieutenant John Goffe. 

In connection with the locating of some whose names are 
not on the map, it may be added that between the English 
Eange and Chester line were a few farms not drawn or out- 
lined; the farm of James Calderwood, between the upper end 
and the line, at the narrowest place, opposite the lot of John 
Barr, being a distance of forty rods, and the farm next on the 
southeast of James Calderwood was laid out to Joshua Thorn- 
ton and John MacMurphy in consideration of their appoint- 
ment as administrators to the estate of James Hunter of Bos- 
ton. Continuing along the line, the highway passed through 
Samuel Penhallow's lot and then through the lots of Samuel 
Graves, John Goffe, Jr., Stephen Pierce, and Andrew Spald- 
ing to the fulling mill. 

For the clearer apprehension of the neighborly condition 
of the original settlers in respect to their houses, one needs 
only to know that they dwelt along the present range road 
and in the order given, that road having been laid out very 
early. The limits of the range are George W. Dickey's lot 
at the upper end and Benjamin Adams' at the lower end. 
George W. Dickey owns the lots of John Shields, James Rog- 
ers, James Moore, and John Blair. George I. Choate lately 
occupied the James Blair place. John F. Baker is on the 



XVI INTRODUCTION. 

John Anderson lot. James Sefton was on the James Leslie 
lot. The Cheever heirs occupy the two lots of James Lindsey 
and Matthew Clark. William Palmer is on the John Crombie 
lot. A. J. Seavey recently occupied the lot of Samuel Graves. 
The Chase heirs are on the original John Goffe lot, and the 
next lot east of Chester road is easily identified. Clough is 
on the Simonds place, Hill owns the Keyes place, and Mor- 
rill is on the Robie lot. Palmer comes next on John Senter's 
lot, Jonathan Clement lately on the Robert McKeen lot, and 
Walter S. Clement has the lot laid out to Samuel, John, and 
Janet McKeen. 

On the road that led up between John Goffe's and Joseph 
Kidder's lots were the residences of the Chases, Horace A. 
Hill, C. W. True, S. P. Clark, 0. S. Bartlett, and Mr. Towle, 
most of whom are living there now. 

Returning to the southwest corner of Joseph Kidder's 
fence, and continuing the record of the same date as the last: 
"A by-way laid out from the southwest corner of Joseph Kid- 
der's fence, from thence running about southeast along by 
Beaver pond until it come to the southerly side of Governor 
Wentworth's lot, then turning more easterly by marked trees 
to Samuel Houston's, and so over Beaver brook by Captain 
Cargill's gristmill, then running more southerly by marked 
trees until it come to John MacMurphy's lot and thence run- 
ning up between the said John MacMurphy and Robert Boyce, 
the road being equally divided between the two until it come 
to the said Boyce's house." This road led to the meeting-house 
and is easily followed. It is evident from the record that 
Captain Cargill had a gristmill at the upper end of Beaver 
pond before February 13, 1720. 

THE AIKENS RANGE. 

The position of this section of land, mostly devoted to 
homesteads, is on the westerly side of Beaver brook, and the 
lots were laid out in parallelograms whose angles were some- 
what oblique, to enable the surveyors to make common head- 



INTRODUCTION. XV11 

lines and place the farms in one range. The westerly head- 
line of the Aikens Eange is the easterly headline of the 
Eayers Eange. The easterly headline of the Aikens Eange 
is a side line to the connected homesteads of the Coghrans 
(a notable family whose name is variously written as Coughran, 
Cochran, Cochrane, and probably to be identified with Coff- 
ran). The longer lines of the Aikens Eange of homesteads 
are nearly parallel to the general course of Beaver brook. 
The homestead lying nearest to the brook leaves a wide space 
between that was not adapted to immediate settlement. At 
this part of Beaver brook the meadow margin is very broad, and 
at the time the homesteads were laid out all the meadow was 
staked and bounded for the exclusive use of the settlers as 
they had agreed among themselves. The legal possession of 
these meadows then became fixed by a formal act of the 
committee for lot laying and the recording of the former 
transaction. James Aiken had the homestead nearest the 
brook, but that was not nearer than the farm upon which the 
Bradfords live. The rocky ridge to the southward probably 
limited the lot in that direction. The general model of the 
sixty-acre lot was a mile in length and of width to correspond, 
but if the land was unfit for cultivation or already pre-empted 
for hay privileges the width often exceeded the average of 
thirty-three or thirty-four rods by ten, fifteen, or even twenty 
rods. The longer lines also exceeded the record by twenty, 
thirty, and even forty rods. It has been explained by old sur- 
veyors in the following manner: The chain bearers added to 
the length of every chain; when the foremost man had drawn 
his chain straight from the hand of the rear man at the last 
pin, he took the end of the chain in one hand and a pin in the 
other hand and stepping as far as he could in advance he 
reached forward with the pin and dropped it. This method 
would increase each chain length about the measure of a 
man's stature, and the excess for a mile line would be about 
thirty rods. 

The next homestead in the range was laid out to William 
Aiken and comprised the farm recently owned by Mrs. Eliza- 



XV111 INTRODUCTION. 

beth H. Karr and some small pieces that have been deeded to 
other parties on the eastern end. Edward Aiken had the 
homestead recently owned by John Folsom, and this also ex- 
tended originally farther east. The original eastern boundary 
of the Aikens homesteads was a small stream, which shows 
how much has been taken from the ends of all these farms. 
John Wallace had the lot now occupied by L. H. Pillsbury, 
and Benjamin Wilson's homestead came next in order, where 
Joseph R. Clark once lived. Joseph R. Clark also owned the 
original homestead of Andrew Todd. In the records, owing 
to the obliquity of the angles, it was represented that each 
end line was thirty-one rods, but in fact there is none so nar- 
row even in these most excellent lands. John Bell had one 
hundred acres laid out in one strip because he preferred to 
take his first and second divisions together, the homestead of 
sixty and the second division of forty acres or its equivalent. 
Beyond this homestead the regularity of the plan of allot- 
ment is broken and the farms were laid out in such figures 
as the nature of the ground would best allow. The land north 
of John Bell's lot was laid out chiefly for second divisions and 
amendments, but it appears from records of roads and subse- 
quent history of the town that most of these pieces of land 
have been occupied at some time by persons who built houses 
upon them and made homesteads of them, although at pres- 
ent they are mostly deserted and only the marks of former 
cultivation are apparent in old field walls, garden spots, 
stumps of orchard trees, wells, and stone foundations for 
houses and barns. 

On June 17, 1719, the town ordered a sawmill to be built 
upon Beaver river and entered into an agreement with Robert 
Boyce, James Gregg, Samuel Graves and Joseph Simonds, 
whereby they should have the privilege of the river from the 
pond downward to the bottom of the falls, but James Gregg 
alone had the right of building the gristmill. The sawmill was 
built about where the late Wallace W. Poor's sawmill stands 
and had an acre of ground for a millyard for storing boards 
and lumber. The gristmill was not far from the site of the 



INTRODUCTION. XIX 

present gristmill of Lando B. Hardy and Gregg's house on the 
south side of the road as it turns eastward by the gristmill. 
These men were allowed certain parcels of land as rewards for 
undertaking to supply the wants of the settlers in respect to 
lumber and corn meal and other meals at fixed prices. It is 
seen in reading over the allotment of lands that James Gregg 
had a forty-acre lot laid out to him in October of the next 
year on the northerly side of the river opposite to his home- 
stead and the mill sites, and that parcel of land covered the 
greater part of the space now occupied by Derry village; on 
the river side it joined upon his privilege and the margin by 
the river which he used for a log yard, the latter being in the 
vicinity of the spot now occupied by the factory of Benjamin 
Chase. Eobert Boyce had also a forty-acre parcel allotted to 
him, for similar reasons, immediately west of that allotted to 
James Gregg. The actions of the town are not always un- 
derstood, for it often appears that verbal agreements were 
entered into that never obtained the confirmation of a vote. 
Some agreement had been made with one William Gregg to 
give him a gristmill lot, but an indignation meeting was held 
upon the 4th day of April, 1720, and the resolution was 
passed that William Gregg for good reasons should not have 
the gristmill lot that was intended for him nor any other 
interest in the town of Nutfield. At a general town meeting 
held June 8, 1720, there was a resolution that John Hunter 
should not have a lot in this town. Some of these proceed- 
ings appear to have been arbitrary and actuated by party 
spirit and are fully equal to the average wrangling over rights 
and titles in the frontier settlements of the newer west of 
the present generation. 

The description of William Aiken's homestead is such that 
the location of both Edward and James Aiken is known. The 
two western corners of this lot were marked by blazed pine 
trees. One acquainted with the soil of that locality is not 
surprised, although no indications of pine are seen at present 
within the limits of the farm; in reality, no forest remains 
upon any part of the land. 



XX INTRODUCTION. 

The Aikena were widely connected by marriages and re- 
mained for many generations upon the same homesteads. 
Many living persons were contemporary with the latest gener- 
ation of the Aikens that dwelt upon their ancestral lands, and 
many anecdotes are told of their earlier generations illustra- 
tive of the habits and personal peculiarities of the race that 
gave a name to the range. The name Aikens Range was not 
given at the time the land was laid out to them and their 
neighbors, but in a few months there were so many reasons 
for distinguishing the two double ranges, and also the two 
parts of the same double range, that the two parts were 
named from prominent men in either part and the term Dou- 
ble Range became restricted to the pair of ranges lying south- 
east of Beaver river, and the two lying northwest of the river 
ceased to be associated together or called the double range. 

The Bell family continued to live upon the original home- 
stead until the close of the first quarter of the present cen- 
tury, and the last representative of the name living and dying 
upon the spot is remembered by some of the present inhabi- 
tants of the town. 

The town records furnish numerous facts concerning the 
births, marriages, and deaths of the settlers in this range, and 
histories of these and neighboring towns contain abundant 
material for very complete genealogical sketches of these old 
familiar characters. The long residence of the Todds upon 
their original homestead and the distinctions earned by some 
of the men in the wars of the country have served to fix for- 
ever in the memory of the living and perhaps to the coming 
generations the abode of the Todds. The John Wallace 
homestead has made a deep impression upon the memory of 
many on account of the noble elm trees that have been 
allowed to grow up around the buildings and the ample yard 
or lawn in front with so many associations of gentle deeds and 
gentle people. Many young people have received inspiration 
from the examples of Christian men and women that have 
moved and had their being among the quiet shades of those 
ancestral walks. 



INTRODUCTION. XXI 

All roads led to the great Canadian settlements that were 
older than those of the New Hampshire Province, and the 
settlers traveled between these, trusting to the friendly 
guidance of the Indians. In the vague geographical knowl- 
edge of the times and the real uncertainty of territorial 
boundaries the early settlers came to speak of all the north- 
ern parts of the province and even of the grant on which they 
lived as Canada. To add to this confusion of terms there was 
an emigrant named Kobert Kennedy who had received an 
allotment of land in the northwestern part of the town. A 
road was laid out passing his land and house; others settled 
along that road and had adjoining lands until by some acci- 
dent the road was called Kennedy street, and therefrom be- 
gan a series of clerical errors. The street was Canada street 
and even the man's name appears to have undergone the same 
transformation. As three ranges of land or lots were sur- 
veyed through this region, the distinction obtained of nam- 
ing them Canada West, Canada Middle, and Canada East 
Eange. Then there came into the nomenclature of the town- 
ship the term Canada Great Swamp, to include a vast region 
that was almost inaccessible and is of little value now. 

From James Gregg's sawmill and gristmill there were two 
roads leading northerly, not including the English Eange 
road. One led directly through the Coghrans' lands, and the 
walls along the sides of this road are partly standing near the 
Ladd house, or the site of the old Hoyt buildings. The other 
led through the Aikens Eange. The Coghran road led over 
the Eamsey dam and into former Indian trails that took the 
same general direction towards the interior, and by way of 
the Amoskeag Falls, where the fishing interests appear to have* 
centered for a hundred years. The Aikens road has remained 
without change. 

The wall or fence along one side of the Aiken road, already 
there before the laying' out of the road, was a necessity in 
keeping cattle out of the meadows that were already appro- 
priated within every one of these lots. It is quite probable 



XX11 INTRODUCTION. 

that the laying out of the road was a very formal transaction 
and was merely the legal establishment of the bounds of a 
road that was already in constant use and indispensable. As 
now, there was a highway the entire length of William Aiken's 
homestead upon the line between his 'farm and Edward 
Aiken's. This road crossed the Coghran road, and continued 
through the lands of John, Samuel, and Janet McKeen, and 
through Eobert McKeen's lot, and joined with that other road 
that came from the English Range at the southeast corner of 
Joseph Kidder's fence and ran along by the pond and brook 
to the sawmill and gristmill below the falls. 

There was a meeting-house erected upon the Aiken Range 
that had a short but significant history. The site was upon 
the northerly side of the road leading from the late Mrs. Eliz- 
abeth H. Karr's house to that of the late Frank P. Bradford, 
and on the land of the latter, upon the brow of a little hill. 
In the space covered by this map three meeting-houses have 
been erected, two of which remain standing. The changes 
that have occurred on the lots of James Gregg and John 
Boyce cannot be described in this general review, but require 
separate treatment. 

THE EATERS RANGE. 

The prominence of the range feature in the original settle- 
ment of the nut country was largely due to the clannish char- 
acter of the people. Families connected by marriages and 
common sentiments and opinions found it convenient and 
agreeable to dwell together along some fertile slope or stream, 
and to facilitate communication adopted the plan of parallel 
homesteads, long and narrow, with a highway only across the 
common residence ends, while the opposite ends remained un- 
cultivated and covered with forests and swamps still occupied 
by bears and wolves. 

The Double Range, the English I^nge, and the Aiken? 
Range were not more prominent than the Eayers Range in 
respect to the dates of their settlement or the character of the 
people who formed and named them. An examination of the 



INTRODUCTION. XX111 

old Proprietors' Book will convince the reader that families 
occupied these lands before any name had been given, or any 
steps taken to build a township here, and even the name of 
Nutfield cannot be claimed as the earliest applied title to any 
portion of the territory. Dunstable is an older name that was 
applied to many thousand acres including all that was after- 
ward known as Nutfield, and only relinquished when the 
boundary between the provinces of New Hampshire and Mas- 
sachusetts was finally established. The transcript of the lay- 
ing out of these homesteads shows the process of naming the 
ranges was less rapid than the settlement. Nearly all the 
Eayers Eange homesteads were described as lying in the West 
Range, in reference to the fact that the Aikens Range joined 
it on the east, and for a time these two ranges were called 
the Double Range on the west side of Beaver river, thus dis- 
tinguished from the Double Range on the east side of Beaver 
river. 

The headlines of these farms extended north of northwest 
and south of southwest. The ranges are never described as 
touching each other, and in many places unappropriated land 
was left to raise interminable disputes and claims of owner- 
ship. This is notable on the westerly side of the Eayers 
Range, where there was much swamp, and the next range 
began beyond the swamp. The change of direction in the 
westerly headline is the source of endless complications in 
surveying lots, as also the merging of the Aikens Range and 
Eayers Range on the north, their side lines having different 
directions. 

This range eventually became known as the Eayers Range 
by reason of the prominence of William Eayers and his fam- 
ily here and in other parts of this township. 

The identification of this man's homestead and residence 
may be of interest to the reader and especially to a numerous 
line of descendants who have given their names to many im- 
portant enterprises since the settlement of the Eayers Range. 
Therefore some further comments are made upon the exact 



XXIV INTRODUCTION. 

location of William Eayers and the house in which he lived. 
In passing to the means of identification it is also to be noted 
that the orthography of the surname is original and has since 
been changed into Ayers. The roads leading by the dwell- 
ings of this range were private for several years under the 
constructive era while the township was still known as Nut- 
field; but soon after the charter was granted and the name of 
Londonderry therein established, corporate action laid out 
the highways. 

The direct road began on the north side of the farm lately 
occupied by James MacMurphy and passed by his house and 
over the Aiken brook, and over the railroad bridge and across 
the farm of Alexander MacMurphy, and over the spring brook 
between the lots of Daniel Owens and John Duffy into the 
road that comes from John Folsom's house, and then turning 
westward passes again over the Aiken brook on the line be- 
tween John Duffy and the Corthells to a cross road that once 
passed along near the Aiken brook through the Morrisons', 
Holmes', and Woodburn's lots, to accommodate several fami- 
lies that lived by the brook, their old cellar walls and cool, 
clear well springs being still visible. At William Eayers' 
house the road leads southerly, that is, by the Corthell's pres- 
ent home, and then by George Eipley's house, the old Bogle's 
lot, and continuing by the late homes of Peter Home and 
Robert Jeffers. 

Abram Holmes very early sold his original homestead and 
settled on other lands, where the family continued to occupy 
without interruption until the present generation. John 
Woodburn also complained of his land and was granted the 
privilege of taking a homestead in some other section of the 
township, and after several trials located in the western part 
of the town near Dunstable line, with others forming a new 
range. 

A reference to the brief genealogical history of the early 
settlers contained in the work of Rev. Edward L. Parker will 
show these families along the Aiken brook to have been 



INTRODUCTION. XXV 

closely related by marriages. The Woodburn lot was never 
fenced off, but came to be common with the Craig lot on the 
south, and the two lots are united longitudinally to be 
divided transversely into three or more portions owned by 
James Duffy, John Duffy, William F. Madden, and Mrs. 
Charles McGregor. James Smith was not one of the sched- 
uled proprietors of the town of Londonderry, but records of 
births in his family are given, and they are previous to the 
time of alleged settlement, before the date of the royal char- 
ter or even the deed of Col. John Wheelwright. The James 
Smith lot came into the possession of the Pinkerton family; 
there the worthy founder of Pinkerton Academy and liberal 
benefactor of the two religious societies of his generation 
lived and died. Thirty-one thousand dollars in those days 
meant persistent industry and habitual economy, and those 
endowments signified mature convictions and determination 
to sacrifice himself and consecrate the fruits of his labors to 
the highest good of his countrymen. 

Eobert McKeen's lot of forty acres was laid out bounding 
upon land of James Smith, and mention is also made in the 
record of a highway leading from the Aikens Eange to Can- 
ada and passing through his land. The Eobert McKeen lot 
was not granted for a homestead, but a second division was 
made, the same in amount that was laid out to every proprie- 
tor of one full homestead of sixty acres. The stream of water 
that runs southward through Eobert McKeen's second divi- 
sion had been reserved for the use of a sawmill. The privi- 
lege of the stream extended upwards upon the banks as far 
as a spruce swamp. In this description the reader may read- 
ily locate the Aiken sawmill at a point recently occupied by 
Washington Perkins and designated as the Whittier sawmill, 
and earlier still as the Wilson sawmill. The forty acres laid 
out to the Eev. James McGregor as a second division were 
granted in part for a want of wood upon the lot assigned to 
him as a homestead. This is and always has been a wooded 
tract of land, but in the years when the Pages and the Spin- 



XXVI INTRODUCTION. 

neys lived there much of the land was in a good state of cul- 
tivation and there were flourishing orchards and gardens. 

The Morrisons remained in possession of their land in the 
Eayers Range until they sold the homesteads and either re- 
moved to other towns or occupied their second divisions and 
amendment lands. 

John McClurg's cellar wall is said to have been recently 
visible near the house of Warren P. Home, a little to the 
northwest by the upper road. In other parts of the town 
John McClurg's name will be found associated with the pos- 
session of large tracts of land. James Alexander's home- 
stead was in the Double Range east of Beaver river and had a 
second division allowed to his right on the southerly side of 
the Eayers Range. It shortly became a homestead, as nearly 
all the second divisions were needed to satisfy the demands 
for more land. Sons of pioneers reaching the ages of twenty- 
one required homesteads. 

In reference to the Wilson lot, originally laid out to James 
Wilson, there is a marginal reading in the town records show- 
ing that James Wilson died and one half of the lot was sold 
to John McClurg and that became his proper half share ac- 
cording to the schedule. One-half of the remainder was 
granted to Elizabeth Wilson, the widow of James, and the 
other fourth to her daughter, Mary Wilson. At this time 
the Aiken brook, as it passed through the Wilson and Mc- 
Clurg lands, was merely a small stream that overflowed some 
meadows above in the spring of each year. The building of a 
dam and mills upon this stream at this place occurred many 
years after the settlement of the Eayers Range. 

David and Thomas Bogle left their surname upon many 
swamps, meadows, brooks, and places. They appear to have 
selected lots with reference to possibilities of constructing 
dams or raising mill privileges on secondary streams where 
all the really available streams had already been taken. The 
lands were not suitable for agricultural purposes by reason 
of the swamps and stones, and the streams had not sufficient 



INTRODUCTION. XXV11 

water to supply a pond. All of that swamp at the westerly 
end of the Eayers Eange was watered by the Bogle's brook 
that crosses the road west of George Crispen's house and 
crosses another road west of Ela's house, at that point beyond 
and out of the range. However, the Bogle's brook carried a 
wheel to operate a fulling mill right above the road at Ela's. 
About a mile west of this Bogle's brook is another section of 
country marked with similar conditions, and a Bogle's brook 
runs through it just west of the Shipley or Londonderry 
graveyard, and, meandering through Bogles meadows and nu- 
merous other claims, crosses the road west of Charles McAl- 
lister's place and so on to join the waters of the more favored 
Beaver river. 

Samuel Aiken owned the second division laid out to David 
Morrison, or that portion of it upon which the buildings were 
placed. It must be borne in mind that forty acres were 
granted exclusive of the meadows, and consequently many 
more are now included in the boundary since the meadows 
have been purchased. Daniel Owens purchased the western 
half of this lot from the heirs of the late Abram McKenney. 
The Eankine meadow was originally granted for about four 
acres and bounded on this lot. Sydney Burbank occupied 
the easterly ends of two lots originally laid out to William 
Eayers and Thomas Bogle. It is a little over sixty years since 
the last Robert Craig and sisters lived on the lot granted for 
a homestead to John Grivean and passed over to James Craig 
within three years, or before 1723. 

The Craig farm of one hundred and twenty acres, for it 
embraced the Woodburn lot, was rather distinguished from 
others by the many peculiar traits of the family and conse- 
quently the singular products raised upon the land. 

THE HIGH RANGE AND MOOSE HILL. 

The importance of a range is not estimated by the quality 
of the soil, but by the characteristics and persistent economi- 
cal habits of the people. The most refractory and inhospita- 



XXVlii INTRODUCTION. 

ble portions of the township have yielded to sturdy and re- 
peated attacks of the husbandman through many years of 
working days not limited to ten hours, nor even measured by 
the rising and setting sun. Every settler was a proprietor at 
the beginning, and probably few among these proprietors had 
any money for the hire of assistants. The greater part of 
trade consisted in the exchange of products of the land for 
necessary imports. 

An examination of the records of the town of Londonderry 
in respect to the original occupation of the High Range and 
adjoining lands discloses the fact that while the allotments 
were not made until the town had been settled nearly twenty 
years the same names appear in the schedule. Some of these 
proprietors appear to have considered the acquisition of terri- 
tory a source of revenue, and the wisdom of their judgment is 
generally manifested in the long continuance of the ancestral 
name in the community. As an instance of this character- 
istic and of this persistence of name, it may be noted that 
Abram Holmes was the proprietor of a homestead of sixty 
acres of land in the Eayers Range, and for his second division 
he received a farm that was called forty acres, more or less, 
and measured eighty acres, being one hundred and sixty rods 
long and eighty rods wide; also one acre and one hundred and 
forty-five rods of meadow at Bear hill, just west of Samuel 
Morrison's lot; also a meadow of thirty-five rods near John 
McClurg's lot; also seventy rods of meadow between the lots 
of John Wallace and John Givean; also thirty rods of meadow 
between John Wallace's and David Morrison's lot. These 
meadows were scattered widely and must have been harvested 
with considerable difficulty. Under date of October 28, 1720, 
there is upon record the statement that Abram Holmes had 
not complied with the homestead conditions and had re- 
quested the committee of public affairs to allow him until the 
first of January to make a settlement upon his lot. Permis- 
sion was granted, with the understanding that he must settle 
then or the lot would be disposed of to others ready to make 
immediate settlement. 



INTRODUCTION. XXIX 

In the allotment of land to Abram Holmes the reader is 
made acquainted with a common feature of the records. 
There were other proprietors who received much more land, 
but this is an average amount, and the name has remained to 
the present. The farm of ninety acres laid out to Abraham 
Holmes at the north end of the High Range was divided into 
several parts and owned by Plummer, Greely, Gage, and Mc- 
Allester. All except Daniel Gage of Lowell were townspeople. 
Jonathan McAllester, a lineal descendant of David McAllester, 
owns a portion, and lives near by on his ancestral domains east 
of Bear meadow on the road leading to the High Range over 
Moose hill. David Morrison was a brother-in-law to David Mc- 
Allester, and within ten years of the time the two hundred and 
forty acres were laid out to him, or about the period of his 
brother-in-law's settlement in Londonderry, conveyed a large 
portion of this land to him, and there the name of McAlles- 
ter has remained for more than a hundred and sixty years. 

The farm next south of Abraham Holmes, laid out to 
Stephen Pierce and Samuel Morrison, is owned by George 
Plummer. Stephen Pierce, who was the grandfather of Pres- 
ident Franklin Pierce, as a proprietor under the charter, re- 
ceived a homestead between the English Range and the Three 
Quarter Mile Range. 

The farm assigned to Andrew Spalding has been divided 
into many portions. One portion was known as the Dins- 
moor farm. Bennett, Hurd, and Greely about covered the 
limits of the original lot. Matthew Clark was a large land- 
holder and left his sons many farms in various parts of the 
town. His homestead was located in the English Range. 
He was drowned accidentally at Amoskeag Falls, May 28, 
1731, and his estate passed to his heirs soon after this lot 
of one hundred and sixty acres of land was assigned to him. 

The present owners of the Matthew Clark lot are Lowd, 
Miller, Towns, and Farley. Samuel Houston's lot descended 
to the Caldwells, and Bolles, perhaps, although it is not 
always clearly evident that certain boundaries are original, 



XXX INTRODUCTION. 

and the former lines of division cannot be ascertained without 
actual surveys. 

It is traditionally affirmed that Charles S. Pillsbury occu- 
pies the original lot of James Gregg and Benjamin Kidder. 
At the date of the laying out of this lot of one hundred and 
seventy-five acres to Gregg and Kidder the southern boun- 
dary was recorded as touching on John Goffe's land, and the 
land was soon afterward assigned to John Woodburn and 
John Senter, two persons whose histories are indelibly im- 
pressed upon the lives and memories of many generations. 

The highway leading southward across the easterly ends of 
the High Range farms was a very important line of communi- 
cation before the construction of the Mammoth road. It con- 
nected at the south end with the old Dunstable path, now 
known as the Nashua road from Derry. 

The lot of eighty acres laid out to Samuel Barr came into 
the possession of the family of Peter Patterson and remained 
a long time in their name. They also obtained a part of the 
Cargill land, the upper portion, and Thomas Patterson died 
there a few years ago, and Israel G. Adams now lives on this 
farm. The greater part of the Cargill land was eventually 
converted into farms, and by patient industry became the cul- 
tivated and valuable homesteads of the Boyds. Col. Calvin 
and Mason Boyd, making extensive improvements on their 
farms, erecting large buildings, raising large families, and 
dying at an advanced age, are worthily remembered and hon- 
ored by their townsmen. Daniel Boyd now lives on the farm 
of his uncle, Calvin. 

There was at the date of the allotment of land a large area 
of meadow. Some of these meadow areas are represented on 
the map with names, but ten times the number are recorded 
in the Proprietors' Book. Among these meadows perhaps 
the five and twenty acre meadow is a fair specimen. It was 
divided into innumerable parts, and the early settlers living 
several miles distant were anxious to have even a small por- 
tion, a sew square rods, in this meadow. Sometimes these 
meadows were four or five miles in length, extending through- 



INTRODUCTION. XXXI 

out the whole course of a river, brook, or creek, and only a 
few rods wide at the widest, and for some portions of the" 
stream the width was inconsiderable. 

Some care has been taken to indicate the corner bounds 
of these old allotments of land, as adding an interest in the 
map to those who have had any experience in surveying, or 
derive pleasure from the perusal of old deeds, or enjoy the 
recognition of a landmark that was old in the days of their 
grandfathers. The pitch pine tree was a common bound in 
the records of this section of the country in 1730, and if cre- 
dence is to be given to the reports of some of the oldest resi- 
dents of that part of the town, those pitch pine trees marked 
with initials of owners on one or more sides stood a long time; 
in fact, were of longer duration than the generation that saw 
them marked and registered. 

As stated, a portion of David Morrison's lot was deeded to 
David McAllester, and upon that Jonathan McAllester lately 
lived. The two parsonages and churches on the Mammoth 
road, and the soldiers' monument and Glenwood cemetery, are 
all located on the Morrison land. The two houses and other 
buildings of the Macks are on this tract, with the greater 
part of their farms. The Mack farms include a portion of the 
lot granted to Andrew Todd, and among the relics found in 
Robert C. Mack's antiquarian collection was a powder horn 
picked up in the woods near his house, with such engravings 
and letters traced in the horn that he believed if to have 
been the property of Lieut. Andrew Todd. 

It has been noted that this part of the town was allotted 
nearly twenty years after the settlement, but it remains lo 
point out to the reader that the meadows were appropriated as 
early as any land in the township, and probably were cut an3 
harvested for more than forty years before the Nutfield col- 
ony thought of securing a claim upon them. The people of 
Haverhill continued to maintain their rights to meadows id 
the easterly part of the town, and the people of Dracut, 
Tyngsborough, and Dunstable contended for the west and the 



XXX11 INTRODUCTION. 

south for many years after the charter of King George I. 
granted a township to this colony in the name of London- 
derry. 

July 28, 1723, there was laid out to James Blair one acre 
and ninety rods of meadow in the upper end of Bear meadow, 
bounded by the upland and by stakes that bounded some 
meadow of James Leslie. As James Blair lived in the Eng- 
lish Range, he must have traveled twelve miles, counting 
both ways, for a daVs work harvesting hay in that meadow, 
unless he sold his right to others. The same day there was 
laid out and recorded to James Leslie one acre and seventy 
rods of meadow in Bear meadow bounded by stakes between 
James Blair on the north and James Lindsey and Matthew 
Clark on the south. Looking at the records again, it is seen 
that James Lindsey had for his share one acre and a half of 
the meadow at Bear meadow at the lower end and bounded on 
Leslie and Clark by stakes. Sir James Leslie lived in the 
English Bange, as did also James Lindsey and the others. On 
the same date there was laid out to Matthew Clark at Bear 
meadow one acre and a quarter of meadow bounded by stakes 
on Samuel Houston and James Lindsey, and thus every rec- 
ord adds a new name to the list of owners to a small meadow 
that not one of the proprietors lived within six miles of, and 
in a region not appropriated or platted into farms for many 
years afterward. This was an unsettled region and the bear, 
moose, and wolves, with other smaller beasts, still claimed 
the privilege of picking berries, or browsing upon the tender 
shrubs and other benefactions of nature not yet claimed by 
man. 

It is quite probable that John Goffe is the earlier form of a 
familiar name. And it is alleged on good authority that John 
Goffe was a refugee in this country prior to the settlement or* 
the Nutfield colony, being one of the three famous regicides 
of history (Wheaton, Whalley, and Goffe) that were concealed 
in Connecticut for a time. John Goffe may have been a 
squatter or a homesteader on the theory of occupation even- 



INTRODUCTION. XXX111 

tually securing a title, for it appears that the old book of rec- 
ords, called erroneously, perhaps, the Proprietors' Book, con- 
tains these entries, subjoined for the delectation of those who 
are interested in searching out the footsteps of marked indi- 
viduals: "John Goffe, Jr., was born March 16, 1700; Han- 
nah Goffe was born Feb. 4, 1705-6; Sarah Goffe was born 
Aug. 19, 1709; Mary Goffe was born April 12, 1711." 

At the time these children were born to John Goffe, neither 
Londonderry nor Nutfield was here, but with the families of 
Butterfield, and Smith, and Graves, and Phillips, and others, 
they were here in anticipation. 

THE THREE-QUARTER MILE; RANGE. 

This range of homesteads, occupied before the charter of 
Londonderry was granted, and probably not included in the 
deed of John Wheelwright to the colony of Nutfield, re- 
mained for many years in doubtful ownership, the people of 
Haverhill claiming it and all that tract of land in the present 
township of Derry lying east of a meridional line passing 
through the most easterly corner of the English Range. The 
beginning of surveys was at the inlay of Capt. David CargnTs 
fulling mill, and the millpond lay wholly in the disputed 
territory. An examination of the headlines in the vicinity 
of this starting place will show the insignificant variations 
in the course of an imaginary boundary once considered a 
matter of weighty importance. The origin of the name of the 
range is found in the dimensions of the homesteads. They 
were laid out two hundred and forty rods in length and of suf- 
ficient width to contain from forty to fifty acres of land. The 
westerly ends were considered more convenient and service- 
able for the proprietors' residences and cultivation, and the 
easterly ends remained for pasturage and timber. The high- 
way for the accommodation of the range settlers passed along 
the western ends and was a principal line of communication 
between Boston, Haverhill, and the settlements lying to the 
north of them. 



XXXIV INTRODUCTION. 

At the top of the map is shown a portion of Stephen 
Pierce's homestead. He was an ancestor of the governor. 
Adjoining was the homestead of Andrew Spalding, the lots 
forming an exact isosceles triangle filling the space between 
the English Range and the Three-Quarter Mile Range and the 
homestead of Samuel Graves. The settlers upon these lots 
of the Three-Quarter Mile Range were disturbed by the peo- 
ple of Haverhill, and probably with good reasons, as it appears 
quite evident the deeds, grants, and charters of the times were 
conflicting and the actual settlers found themselves involved 
in seemingly inextricable difficulties, and compelled to fight 
or surrender without knowing the true cause of their misfor- 
tunes. It appears upon the records of the town that Gover- 
nor Wentworth received and occupied a farm in this range, 
the first slice taken off the Haverhill claim, and that he for- 
mally resigned this land eight years later. 

The land received by Governor Wentworth instead of this 
farm in the Three-Quarter Mile Range is identified by deeds 
in possession of J. Calvin Taylor as part of his farm and 
deeded by Governor Wentworth to his ancestor (great-grand- 
father) Matthew Taylor, in 1732. 

Alexander MacMurphy, who was granted the lot south of 
Governor Wentworth, was the great-grandfather of the late 
Alexander MacMurphy, who lived in Derry to the age of 
eighty-four years and seven months. He was the great-great- 
grandfather of the Rev. Jesse G. MacMurphy. 

No certain information explains the fact that the records 
show a manifest error in the allotment of these farms. If the 
record of the Governor Wentworth land is correct, Alexander 
MacMurphy had possession of a homestead prior to Sept. 16, 
1721. The records of deeds at Exeter, N. H., show that 
James Liggett sold his half of that homestead laid out to him 
and Alexander MacMurphy in 1722. 

The second division of Squire John MacMurphy, immedi- 
ately south of Alexander MacMurphy, was laid out to him in 
March, 1722-3, and yet the description of the land shows Al- 
exander MacMurphy to have occupied before that date. It is 



INTRODUCTION. XXXV 

possible that Squire John MacMurphy, who was a man of 
great prudence, the first magistrate and town clerk of London- 
derry, recognized the fact that no documents issued prior to 
the date of the charter could be considered legal or valid. 
James MacMurphy, the son of Alexander of the Three-Quar- 
ter Mile Range, sold his interest in the homestead, after his 
father's death, to his brother Alexander, and bought land of 
David Morrison in Eayers Range, where his descendants have 
lived ever since. The two MacMurphy lots are now owned 
by the late Benjamin Adams, and he owned the lots of the 
Cargills, his house being just above the original inlay of Capt. 
David CargilFs fulling mill. 

The eastern half of David CargilFs lot was sold to Robert 
Gillmore at an early date, and March 25, 1724, David Cargill 
deeded a lot of several acres to Robert Gillmore for building 
him a fulling mill; the lot was north of William Gillmore's 
farm, hence it is evident the Cargills had bought large tracts 
of land from the original proprietors at an early date in 
addition to many grants from the town. The Cargills sold 
both mills and real estate to John MacMurphy in 1732, and 
he disposed of them by his will of 1755. James McNeal sold 
his homestead to James Gillmore, April 13, 1722, according 
to the traditions and papers of the Gillmore family. 

There were peculiar means of identifying the Hugh Mont- 
gomery lands: the farm in the Three-Quarter Mile Range 
joined upon the farm in a short range southeast of Beaver 
pond also laid out to Hugh Montgomery. The farm of Hugh 
Montgomery was located along the side of the homestead of 
William Thompson. 

The positions of some very old houses are indicated by the 
records, and it seems that David Cargill owned a house that 
was considered old the next year after the charter was granted 
to Londonderry. The deed of John Wheelwright, had it been 
sufficient to establish a clear title, would have included a por- 
tion of land that the people of Chester secured under a char- 
ter that antedated the charter of Londonderry, and several 
farms were laid out to the Haverhill line north of Stephen 



XXXVI INTRODUCTION. 

Pierce's homestead. The great farm of Governor Shute was 
still farther north, and a highway connected it with Haverhill 
and Boston, the center of power and authority in the Massa- 
chusetts Bay colony. 

The lot laid out to the Rev. James McGregor is now owned 
by Rev. Jesse G. MacMurphy. The homestead and second 
division of one hundred acres laid out in one lot to Daniel 
McDuffee remained many years under his management and 
ownership, and the name still lives and is perpetuated in the 
custom of calling some farms by the names of former owners. 



XXXVI INTRODUCTION. 

Pierce's homestead. The great farm of Governor Shute was 
still farther north, and a highway connected it with Haverhill 
and Boston, the center of power and authority in the Massa- 
chusetts Bay colony. 

The lot laid out to the Rev. James McGregor is now owned 
by Rev. Jesse G. MacMurphy. The homestead and second 
division of one hundred acres laid out in one lot to Daniel 
McDuffee remained many years under his management and 
ownership, and the name still lives and is perpetuated in the 
custom of calling some farms by the names of former owners. 




Dravm by Rev. Jesst C. McMvrphy. 



PLAN OF NUTFIELD. 



EARLY RECORDS 

OF THE 

TOWN OE LONDONDERRY, N. H. 



Nutfield June 1719 

Laid out by order of the Commite of the above said town to 
William Humphery a Lott of Land in said Town Containing 
sixty acres and is bounded as f olloweth begining at a pine tree 
marked at the west corner at the hed of a Greit swamp from 
thence runing east south east to a birtch tree marked standing 
in the swamp and so Continuing the same coarse to a stake 
standing by haveril line Joyning all the way upon Alexander 
Nickols lott from thence runin north as haverhil line runs 
unto a Chestnut tree marked standing by the afore said Hav- 
erhil line from thence runing south west to a greit dry chest- 
nut tree marked and so continuing the sam line to a log 
bridg and ash tree Joyning upon John Bars lott and from 
south thence to the bounds first mentioned* to gather with an 
intrest in the common or undevided lands within said Town- 
ship equall to oather Lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
James Gregg 
Sam 11 Graves 
John m c neel 
Hew mn 1 Gumery 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Eecorded this 10 th of January: 1720/21 

Pr John Goffe Town Gierke 

* Written orer the last four words is the statement "Alexander Nikolses 
Lott."— Ed. 

17 



18 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Nutfield March 1720 

Laid out to Elias Keyes a Lott of Laud within the above 
said town containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth 
begining at a black oake tree at the south east corner near 
the pond from thence runing due north west three hundred 
and twenty Rhod and Joyning all the way upon John Robys 
lott unto a red oake tree marked from thence runing north 
east thirty Rhod unto a white oake tree marked from thence 
runing a due south east line three hundred and twenty Rhod 
to a red oake tree marked standing near the pond and Joyning 
all the way upon Joseph simonds his lott from thence runing 
by the pond as the pond runs to the bounds first mentioned 
to gather with an intrest in the Common or undevided lands 
in said town ship equall to oather lotts in said town 

James m c Keen 
Sam 11 Graues 
James Gregg 
Robart Wear 
David Cargill 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 nt Day of august 1720 

pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

Nutfield July 1720 

Laid out to David Cargill by order of the Commite a tract 
of land in said Town Containing seventy nine acres lying on 
the south side of beaver brook above beaver pond the said lott 
being marked on the most southerly Corner with a stake from 
thence runing north westerly to a small swamp and runing on 
said swamp until it meet with beaver brook and so riming 
on said brook to a popler marked standing a litle from said 
brook and so runing south to the stake aforesaid to gather with 
the right of the streem at the said Lott allso with an intrest 
in the Common or undevided lands equal to aney oather lott 
in said town and whereas the said Lott contains more then 
sixty acres it is alowed for the makeing up the number of 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 19 

sixty acres to an oather lott laid out to the said David Car- 
gill which contains as it is bounded but fourty one acres the 
said lott lyeth on the south east of beaver pond and is the 10 
lott in that Range 

James M c Keen 
James Gregg 
Robart Wear 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 nt of August 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

Nutfield July y e 20 th 1720 

Laid out to David Cargill by order of the Com of Nutfield 
afore said a Lott of land lying on the south east of beaver 
pond it being the tenth lott in that Range & is bounded as 
followeth with a Greit red oake on y e south east side from 
thence runing south west to a Lott of land laid out to John 
Stuart from thence runing north fourty five Rhod and from 
thence runing noarth east by marked trees to Haverel line 
to a white oake marked D from thence runing south fourty 
five Rhod and from thence runing south west to the red oake 
before mentioned the said lott Containing fourty one acres to 
gather with a right in the Common or undevided lands Equal 
to aney oather lott within the said Town ship 

James M c Keen 
James Gregg 
Robart Wear 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 nt of August 1720 

pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

Nutfield July y e 25 th 1720 

Laid out to John Crumey by order of the Commite a Lott 
of Land in Nutfield afore said Containing sixty acres buted 
and bounded as followeth begining at the south west Corner 



20 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

at a stake and heep of stons from thence runing a due north 
east line by marked trees and Joyning all the way upon 
Samuel Graves his Lott unto a stake and heep of stons from 
thence runing a due north west line thirty Ehod unto a stake 
and heep of stons from thence runing a due south west line 
three hundred and twenty Rhod by marked trees and Joyning 
all the way upon mathew Clarkes lott unto a black birtch tree 
marked from thence runing thirty Rhod and Joyning upon 
the side of Joseph Simonds his Lott unto the bounds first 
above mentioned to gather with an intrest in the Common or 
undevided Lands within the said Township equall to oather 
Lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
Robart Wear 
James m c Keen 
James Gregg 
John moreson 
John GofTe 

Commite 
Recorded this 9 th Day of august: 1720 

pr John GofTe Town Clerke 

Nutfield septem y e 20 th 1720 

Laid out to Jonathan Tyler by order of the Comity of nut- 
field afore said a Lott of Land Containing fourty five acres 
which is to be made up sixty acres in the first draught of the 
Common Lands buted and bounded as followeth begining at 
the nor west Corner at a stake and heep of stons from then 
ruring a due south line by marked tres and Joyning all the 
way upon m r M c Keens Lott unto Leverets farm from thence 
runing a due east line thirty Rhod to a stake and heep of stons 
from thence runing a north line and Joyning upon Alexander 
Nikols lott by marked trees til it com to a stake and heep of 
stons from thence runing thirty Rhod to the bounds first men- 
tioned to gather with an intrest in the Common or undevided 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 21 

Lands within the said township equall to oather lotts in said 
Town 

James m c Keen 
James Gregg 
Sam 11 Graves 
Robart Wear 
John moreson 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 28 September 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

Nutfield September y e 29 th 1720 

Laid out to samuel more Robart Willson and John more 
three Lotts of Land in the south Rainges bounded as folio weth 
begining at the south end of James m c Keen Lotts from thence 
runing south three hundred and twenty Rhod untill it come 
to ezekiels pond from thence runing ninety Rhod west to a 
birtch tree from thence runing three hundred and twenty 
Rhod by marked trees to a stake from thence runing ninety 
Rhod Eastwardly to the bounds first mentioned to gather with 
an Intrest in the Common or undevided Lands within the 
said town ship equall to oather Lotts in said Town 

James M c Keen 
James Gregg 
Samuel Graves 
Robart Wear 
David Cargill 
John Moreson 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 29 th of September 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

Notb.— Pages 18-J1 inclusive of these records are missing.— Ed. 



22 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Nutfield September y e 30 th 1720 

Laid out to John Barnard by order of the Commite of nut- 
field afore said a Lott of Land in said Town Containing 
sixty acres it being the fifth Lott of land in that Range which 
lyeth on the south end of James Alexanders Lott and is 
bounded as followeth on a stake and heep of Rocks at the 
north east Corner from thence runing a due south line by 
marked trees untill it come to a stake and heep of stons 
marked from thence runing a due west Line thirty Rhods 
untill it come to a stake and heep of stons from thence run- 
ing a due north line by marked trees sixteen score rhod untill 
it com to a stake standing in a swamp from thence runing a 
due east line thirty Rhod untill it com to the bounds first 
mentioned to gather with an intrest in the Common or unde- 
vided Lands within the said township equall to oather Lotts 
in said Town. 

James M c Keen 
John Moreson 
Robart Wear 
James Gregg 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 30 th Day of September 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

It is hearby to be known y fc John Barnat has thrown up s d 
lot and taken it up with his second division at Canada land 

John barnet 

Nutfield September y 6 29 th 1720 

Their is a Lott of Land Laid out to James Willson by the 
Commite of Nutfield within the said Town Containing sixty 
acres lying in the west range and is bounded as foloweth viz 
the first bound marke is a pine tree at the north west Corner 
and runing north east thirty Rhod by marked trees to a pine 
tree from thence runing west and south west three hundred 
and twenty Rhod by marked trees to a stake and turning west 
thirty Rhod to a stake from thence runing three hundred and 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 23 

twenty Khod and Joyning upon Thomas Bogells Lott to the 
tree first mentioned to gather with an intrest in the Common 
or undevided Lands within the said township equall to oather 
lotts in said Town 

James M c Keen 
Kohart Wear 
Sam 11 Graves 
John Moreson ' 
James Gregg 
John Goffe 
David Cargill 

Commite 
Eecorded this 1 st of October 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

'it is to be noted that the above said lot laid out to James 
willson is one half of it sould to John m c Claury which is the 
half lot mentioned to the said m c Claury in the schedul and 
one quarter of said lott to the said wilsons widdow the other 
quarter to the Child 

Nutfield September y e 29 th 1720 

Their is a Lott of Land Laid out to Samuel Fullton by the 
Commite of nutfield in the said town of Nutfield Containing 
sixty acres lying in the bak south range and is bounded as 
followeth (viz) the first bound marke is a stake standing at 
the north east Corner and so runing west thirty Ehod to a 
stake and heep of stons and so runing a south line by marked 
trees three hundred and twenty rhod and Joyning upon John 
Barnards Lott to a stake from thence runing west thirty 
Ehod to a stake by marked trees thence turning north by 
marked trees three hundred and twenty Ehod Joying upon 
John mores Lott to the stake first mentioned to gather with 



24 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

an intrest in the Common or undevided Lands within the said 
town ship equall to oather Lotts in said Town 

James M c Keen 
Robart Wear 
Sam 11 Graves 
John Moreson 
James Gregg 
John Goffe 
David Cargill 

Commite 
Eecorded this 1 st of October 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

It is to be known hereby that the above said lott laid out 
to Sam 11 Fullton is now John archybald and the said lott is all 
that the said archabald hath mentioned to him in the schaduel 

Nuffield September y e 29 th 1720 

Laid out to Thomas Bogle a Lott of Land by order of the 
Commite of said town Containing sixty acres bounded as fol- 
loweth begining at a pine tree and runing west sou west three 
hundred and twenty Ehod to a stake and heep of stons from 
thence runing south sou east thirty Rhod from thence runing 
east north east three hundred and twenty Rhod to a small pine 
tree marked from thence runing north nor west to the bounds 
first mentioned being the seventh lott in the west Range on the 
south west side of said rainge to gather with an intrest in the 
Common or undevided Lands equall to oather Lotts within the 
6aid town ship 

James Gregg 
James M c Keen 
John Moreson 
Sam 11 Graves 
John Goffe 
Robart Wear 
David Cargill 

Commite 
Recorded this l 8t of October 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 25 

Their being a mistake in the schadul anexed to the charter 
for this town relaiting to Thomas Bogles lott above writen his 
father being mad a propriator for half a lot besids his sons 
whole lot it is therefore hereby to be known that their is only 
the above writen one lott belonging to them boath 

Nutfield September y e 29 th 1720 

Laid out to James and John Doak Doak by order of the 
Commite of said Town a Lott of Land Containing sixty acres 
bounded as followeth begining at a stake and stons standing 
near west runing brook from thence runing a due south line 
three hundred and twenty Ehod and bounding upon henery 
Greens Lott unto a stake and heep of stons from thence run- 
ing a due west line thirty Ehod unto a stake and heep of 
stons standing at the south west Corner, and thence runing 
a due north line three hundred and twenty Ehod bounding 
upon the Common Land unto a pine tree marked standing 
near the afore said brook from thence runing a Long by the 
brook as the brook goes to the bounds first mentioned to 
gather with an intrest in the Common or undevided Lands 
within said town ship equall to oather Lotts in said Town 

James M c Keen 
James Gregg 
John Moreson 
Samuel Graves 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Eecorded this first of October 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

Nutfield September y" 5 30 th 1720 

Laid out by the Commite of Nutfield afore said a Lott of 
Land in said Town Containing sixty acres To James m c Keen 
and James Neasmoth for their servents Nehimiah Gifen and 
James M c Glahlan Lying on the nort of Zekiels pond and is 
bounded as followeth viz) the first bound mark is a red oake 
tree on the west corner runing east with a pint to the north 
sixty rhod to a red oake from thence runing a south line one 



26 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

hundred and sixty Rhod Joyning all a long on George Clerkes 
& Thomas Clerks Lott to a stake from thence riming west and 
by south sixty Rhod to a stake and turning north one hundred 
and sixty Rhod to the red oake first mentioned to gather with 
an intrest in the Common or undevided Land in said township 
equall to oather Lotts in said Town 

James M c Keen 
Robart Wear 
John Moreson 
James Gregg 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 4 th of October 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

Nutfield September y e 30 th 1720 

Laid out by the Commite of Nutfield to James M c Keen a 
Lott of Land Containing sixty acres for his servents George 
Clerke & Thomas Clerke said Lott being on the north of Eze- 
kiels pond is bounded as followeth the first bound marke is 
a red oake tree on the west Corner from thence runing east 
with a poynt to the north sixty Rhod to awalnut tree thence 
runing south one hundred and sixty rhod Joyning upon David 
Cargills servents Lott by marked trees to a stake from that 
runing west and by south sixty rhod to a stake turning north 
& runing one hundred and sixty rhod by marked trees and 
Joyning on James m c Glahlan to the tree first mentioned to 
gather with an intrest in the Common or undevided Lands 
within the said Township equall to oather Lotts in said Town 

James M c Keen 
Robart Wear 
John Moreson 
James Gregg 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 4 th of October 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 27 

It is hearby to be known that George Clerk's side of the lot 
is y e Easterly side of the lot and it is divided by quantity & 
quality & then Lotted for & George Clerk's side of the Lot is 
thirty six Ehods wide atests p r me 

John M c Murphy Town Clerk 

N ov br 3d lm 

Nutfield February y e 6 1719/20 

Laid out to James Neeesmith a Lott of Land in said town 
by the Commites order Containing sixty acres Lying on the 
north side of west runing brook and is bounded as followeth 
viz) the first bound marke is a stake standing at said brook 
and so runing north by marked trees three hundred and 
twenty Ehod Joyning on James Clerks Lott to a red oake tree 
marked with I N thence runing east by marked trees thirty 
Rhod to a stak from thence runing south by marked trees 
three hundred and twenty Rhod & Joyning on M r M c Gregors 
Lott to a stake at y e afore said brook thence runing as the 
brook runs to the bounds first mentioned, togather with an 
intrest in the Common or undevided Lands within said Town 
ship equall to oather Lotts in said town 

James M c Keen 
Recorded this 4 th Robart Wear 

of October 1720 Sam 11 Graves 

Pr James Gregg 

John Goffe John moreson 

Town Clerke John Goffe 

Commite 

Nutfield October y e 11 th 1720 

Laid out to William Eayers a Lott of Land in the west 
Rainges in the said Town Containing sixty acres of Land 
bounded as followeth begining at a pine tree at y e nor west 
Corner and runing west south west three hundred and twenty 
Rhod by marked trees to a stake and bounding upon John 
Givens Lott from thence runing south south east thirty Rhod 
and so runing to parrelel lines to these lines first mentioned 
bounding upon Thomas bogle and Edward Akien to gather 



28 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

with an intrest in the Common or undevided Lands within 
the said Town ship Equall to oather Lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
James M c Keen 
James Gregg 
Robart Wear 
John moreson 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 11 th of October 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

Nutfield September y e 26: 1720 

Laid out to David Cargill by order of the Commite of Nut- 
field a Lott of Land lying on the north of Ezekiels pond and 
bordering a long the side of James m c Keens servents Lotts 
and is bounded as followeth begining at a walnut tree at the 
west corner and runing sixty rhod to the east with one poynt 
to the north to a red oake marked thence runing south one 
hundred and sixty rhod to a stake thence runing west and by 
south sixty rhods to a stake thence runing north one hundred 
and sixty rhod to the walnut tree first mentioned the said Lott 
containing sixty acres to gather with a right to the common or 
undevided Land equall to aney oather Lott within the said 
township 

James m c Keen 
James Gregg 
Robart Wear 
John Moreson 
John Goffe 

Commite 

the said Lott is designed for David cargills two servents viz 
Will m Nutt robart miler 
Recorded this 11 th of October 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 29 

Nutfield July y e 16 th 1720 

Laid out to samuel Graves a Lott of Land in nutfield afore 
said Containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth be- 
gining at a stake at the south west corner & heep of stone 
from thence runing a due north east line three hundred and 
twenty Rhod and bounding all the way upon John GofTes Lott 
unto a stake standing in a litle brook from thence runing due 
north west thirty Rhod to a stake and heep of stons from 
thence runing a due south west line three hundred and twenty 
rhod and Joyning upon John Crumies Lott unto a stake and 
heep of stons from thence runing a due south east line thirty 
Rhod and heading upon Joseph simondses Lott unto the 
bounds first mentioned to gather with an intrest in the com- 
mon or undevided Lands within the said Township equall to 
oather Lotts in said town 

James Gregg 
James M c Keen 
John moreson 
David Cargill 
Robart Wear 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 12 th of October 1720 

Pr John Gofre Town Clerke 

Nutfield July y e 25 th 1720 

Laid out to John Gray a Lott of Land within the said Town 
of Nutfield a Lott of Land Containing sixty acres bounded as 
followeth begining at a walnut tree marked standing at the 
south west corner near the pond from thence runing a due 
north east line three hundred and twenty rhod Joyning all 
the way upon Benjamin Kidders Lott unto a walnut stake 
from thence runing a due north west line thirty Rhod to a 
walnut stake from thence runing a due south west line three 
hundred and twenty rhod and Joyning upon Joseph Kidders 
lott unto an oake tree marked from thence runing a Long by 
the pond to the bounds first mentioned to gather with an 



30 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

intrest in the Common or undevided Lands within the said 
Town ship equall to oather Lotts in said Town 

James Gregg 
Sam 11 Graves 
Robart Wear 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 12 th of October 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

Nutfield October y e 12 th 1720 

Laid out to his Honer Lieve u Governer Wintworth A Lott 
of Land in nutfield Containing sixty acres, by order of y e com- 
mite of said Town bounded as followeth begining at a small 
oake tree stading near beaver pond from thence runing a due 
north east line three hundred and twenty Rhod and bounding 
upon Cap u Wainwrights Lott unto a stake from thence run- 
ing a north west line thirty Rhod and bounds upon andrew 
spauldings Lott unto a white oake tree marked from thence 
runing a south west line three hundred and twenty rhod 
bounding upon Coll Whelewrights Lott unto a pine tree 
marked near the pond from thence runing as the pond runs 
to the bounds first mentioned to gather with an intrest in the 
Common or undevided Lands within the said town ship Equall 
to oather Lotts in said Town 

James M c Keen 
James Gregg 
Robart Wear 
Recorded this 12 th Sam u Graves 

of October 1720 John Moreson 

Pr John Goffe David Cargill 

Town Clerk John Goffe 

Commite 

Nutfield October y e 12 th 1720 

Laid out to Samuel Penhalow Esq r a Lott of Land within 
the said Township of Nutfield by order of the Commite Con- 
taining sixty acres bounded as followeth begining at a small 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 31 

white oake tree marked from thence riming a due north east 
line unto A Chestnut tree by haverhil line from thence Tun- 
ing as haverhil line runs unto a stake from thence runing a 
south west line unto a red oake tree marked from thence run- 
ing south east thirty two Ehod to the bounds first mentioned 
the said lott is bounded south east upon sam 11 Graveses Lott 
and north west upon Governer Shuts Lott: to gather with an 
intrest in the Common or undevided Lands within the said 
town ship equall to oather Lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
James Gregs 
James M c Keen 
Eobart Wear 
Sam 11 Graves 
Eecorded this 12 th John moreson 

of October 1720 John Goffe 

Commite 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

Nutfield July y e 16 th 1720 

Laid out to Samuel Graves a Lott of Land Containing sixty 
acres with an addition of twenty two acres and half for his 
part of his saw mill Lott bounded as followeth begining at a 
stake near a litle brook from thence runing due north east two 
hundred and fourty four rhod untill it meet with haverhil 
line at a stake standing near said line from thence runing 
north as haveril line runs to a Chestnut tree marked with the 
leters S G from thence runing a due south west line to a litle 
white oake tree marked from thence runing a due south east 
line to the bounds first mentioned to gather with an intrest 
in the Common Lands in said township equall to oather Lotts 
in said Town 

James Gregg 
James m c Keen 
John moreson 
Eobart Wear 

Commite 
Eecorded this 12 th of October 1720 

pr John Goffe Town Clerke 



32 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

October y e 26 th 1720 

Laid out to John Given by order of the Commite a Lott of 
Land in nutfield containing sixty acres lying in the west raing 
and is bounded as followeth viz the first bound marke is a 
Read oake tree on the north east corner and runing by marked 
trees three hundred and twenty Rhod Joyning all the way 
upon widborns Lott to a stake and heep of stons and turning 
south east thirty Rhod to a stake and heep of stons and turn- 
ing north east three hundred and twenty Rhod to a jpitch pine 
tree Joyning all the way upon m r airsis Lott from thence run- 
ing thirty rhod to the bounds first mentioned to gather with 
an intrest in the common or undevided Lands equal to oather 
Lotts in the said township 

David Cargill 
James m c Keen 
John Goffe 
John m c neel 
Robart Wear 
Hew mn* Gumery 
James Gregg 

Commite 
Recorded this 29 th of October 1720 

pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

October y e 26 th 1720 

Laid out by order of the Commite of nutfield a Lott of 
Land to abraham Holms Containing sixty acres lying in the 
west range and is bounded as followeth viz) the first bound 
mark is a white oake tree on the north east corner and runing 
by marked tres three hundred and twenty Rhod Joyning all 
the way upon sam 11 moresons Lott to a stake and heep of stons 
and turning south east thirty Rhod to a stake and heep of 
stons and turning north east three hundred and twenty Rhod 
to a pitch pine tree Joyning all the way upon John Wid- 
bourns Lott from thence thirty Rhod to the tree first men- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 33 

tioned to gather with an intrest in the Common or undevided 
Land equall to oather Lotts in said Township 

David Cargill 
James m c Keen 
John GofTe 
John m c neel 
Eobart Wear 
Hew mn tt Gumery 
James Gregg 

Commite 
Kecorded this 28 th of October 1720 

pr John Goffe Town Gierke 

Nutfield February y e &c 1719/20 

Laid out to James Moreson a Lott of Land in said Town 
Containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth begining at 
the north east corner upon west runing brook the first bound 
mark being a small white oake tree marked standing about 
thirteen yards from said brook from thence runing a due south 
line by marked trees three hundred and twenty Ehod and 
Joyning all the way upon John mitchels Lott untill it com to 
a stake at the south east corner from thence runing a due west 
line thirty Ehod by marked trees to a stake at the south west 
corner from thence runing a due north line by marked trees 
three hundred and twenty Ehod and Joyning all the way 
upon James alexanders Lott untill it come to a small maple 
tree marked near the afore said brook from thence runing up 
the brook as the brook runs unto the bounds first mentioned 
to gather with an intrest in the common or undevided Lands 
within said Town ship equall to oather Lotts in said Town 

James Gregg 
Sam 11 Graves 
James m c Keen 
David Cargill 
Eobart Wear 
John GofTe 

Commite 
Eecorded this 5 th of November 1720 

pr John Goffe Town Clerke 



34 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Nutfield February 1719/20 

Laid out to James Alexander a Lott of Land within said 
Town Containing sixty acres lying on the south side of west 
riming brook and is bounded as followeth (viz) on a small 
maple tree marked standing near the afore said brook at the 
north east corner from thence runing south by marked trees 
three hundred and twenty Ehod to a stake and Joyning all the 
way upon James moresons Lott the afore said stake standing 
at the south east corner from thence runing west thirty Rhod 
to a stake and from thence runing north three hundred and 
twenty Rhod by marked trees and Joyning upon James An- 
dersons Lott to a small red oake tree marked standing near the 
afore said brook and so Joyning on said brook to the bounds 
first mentioned Togather with an intrest in the common or 
undevided Lands within the said town ship equall to oather 
Lotts in said Town 

James M c Keen 
Recorded this 5 th of James Gregg 

November 1720 Robart Wear 

John Moreson 
pr John Goffe John Goffe 

Town Clerke 

Commite 

Nuffield Apriel 1720 

Laid out to Joseph Kidder by order of the Commite of nut- 
field afore said a Lott of land Containing sixty acres bounded 
as followeth begining at a stake and heep of stons at the south 
west corner from thence runing a due north east line three 
hundred and twenty Rhod and Joyning upon John Grays Lott 
untill it come to a stake and heep of stons from thence runing 
from thence runing a due north west line thirty rhod to a 
stake and heep of stons from thence runing a due south west 
line three hundred and twenty Rhod and Joyning upon John 
Goffs Lott unto a stake standing in tfye brook from thence 
runing a due south east line to the bounds first mentioned to 
gather with an intrest in the Common or undevided Lands 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 35 

within the said Town ship equall to oather lotts in said Town 

James m c Keen 
Hew mn 1 gumery 
Sam u Graves 
±152483 Robart Wear 

James Greg 
John m c neell 

Commite 
Recorded this 5 th of November 1720 
pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nuffield may 1720 

Laid out to Robart Boyes a Lott of Land in said nutfield by 
order of the Commite of said town Containing sixty acres & 
is bounded as followeth begining on a stake at the north west 
Corner from thence riming a due northeast line by marked 
trees and Joyning all the way upon John m c murphyes Lott 
untill it come to a stake from thence runing a due south east 
line thirty Rhod and Joying upon David Cargills Lott to a 
stake and heep of stons from thence runing a due south west 
line and Joyning upon Alexander m c neels Lott unto a stake 
at the south west corner from thence runin a due north west 
line to the bounds first mentioned what is wanting of sixty 
acres in the above said Lott as it is bounded is to be made up 
sixty acres out of a tract of Land lying on the south side of 
the pond to gather with an intrest in the Common or unde- 
vided Lands within the said Town ship equall to oather Lotts 
in said town 

David Cargill 

James m c Keen 
Recorded this 5 th of Hew mnt Gumery 

Robart Wear 
november 1720 John m c neell 

John Goffe 

Commite 
pr John Goffe Town Clerke 



36 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Nutfield November y e 4 th 1720 

Laid out to Robart boyes by order of the Commite for hi3 
part of the sawmill Lott thirty three acres and half of Land in 
the above sd Town it being the first and second Devision 
bounded as followeth begining at an alder bust marked 
standing near the mill bridg from thence runing a south west 
line down the brook or as the brook runs into John m c neels 
meddow and so along by the side of the meddow untill it mak 
up fourty four Rhod and half to a stake from thence runing a 
due north west line one hundred and twenty seven Rhod by 
marked trees & Joyning upon the Common Land untill it 
come to a dry oake tree marked from thence runing a nor east 
line fourty four Rhod to a stake marked bounding upon the 
akins from thence runing a south east line to the bounds first 
mentioned and Joyning upon James Greggs land to gather 
with an intrest in what remains to be laid out to said lott in 
the Common or undevided Lands in this town 

James m c Keen 

Recorded this 11 th of novem: David Cargill 
1720 Sam 11 Graves 

Robart Wear 

Pr John GofTe Hewmnt Gumery 

Town Clerke John Goffe 

Commite 

Nutfield June y e l 9t 1720 

Laid out to Robart Boyes by order of the Commite of the 
above said Town and by virtue of a voate of the town on the 
above said day a tract of meddow and meddow Land contain- 
ing tenn acres be it more or less is bounded as followeth begin- 
ing at the south east side of beaver pond wher meddow begins 
it being near the river which runs out of said pon from thence 
runing down the River and bounding all the way upon the 
town Common upland upon the south east side untill it come 
to James gregs land and so bounding upon his upland and 
runing a long by the side of his upland unto the side of hors 
hill and so runing about the end of said hill and thru the 
swamp and by the side of the upland untill it come to abroad 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 37 

place in the brook where it bounds upon John m c neels med- 

dow from thence runing up the brook as the brook runs a long 

by the side of John m c neels meddow until it corns where the 

upland corns near the brook on the nor west side of the brook 

near a great white oake tree marked & then leaveing the brook 

and runing northward by the side of the upland untill it come 

to a neck of land that runs from the upland to an Island in 

the meddow and so runing a croas the said neck of land and 

continuing a north line untill it come to the above said pond 

to gather with an intrest in the common or undevided med- 

dows within the above said Town ship equall to oather lotts in 

said Town 

James m c Keen 

David Cargill 
Hew mil 1 Gumere 
Eobart Wear 
John moreson 
John Goffe 

Commite 

Nuffield 1720 
Laid out to John Senter a Lott of Land in said Town Con- 
taining sixty acres and is bounded as followeth begining at a 
a black oake tree marked standing near the pond from thence 
runing north west three hundred and twenty Rhod unto a 
white oake stake from thence runing a due south west line 
thirty Rhod to a pitch pine tree marked from thence runing a 
due south east line three hundred and twenty Rhod to a black 
oake tree marked standing near the afore said pond from 
thence runing north east to the bounds first mentioned to 
gather with an intrest in the Common or undevided Lands 
within the said Town ship equall to oather lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
James m c Keen 
Robart Wear 
James Gregg 
John m c neel 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this twenty first Day of December anon dom: 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Gierke 



38 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to James Clerk by order of the Comite of said 
town a Lott of land in the above said town Containing sixty 
acres bounded as followeth begining at a stake standing near 
west riming brook from thence runing due north three hun- 
dred and twenty Rhod to a red oake tree marked bounding on 
James Neasmoths Lott from thence runing due west thirty 
Rhod unto a small pine tre marked from thence runing due 
south three hundred and twenty Rhod to the afore mentioned 
brook to an elm tree marked by the brook from thence run- 
ing up the brook as the brook runs to the bounds first men- 
tioned to gather with an intrest in the Common or undevided 
Lands within said township equall to oather Lotts in said 
Town 

David Cargill 
Hew mn 1 Gumery 
James Gregg 
Sam 11 Graves 
John m c neel 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 26 th of December 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to John Clerk by order of y e Commite of the above 
said Town a Lott of Land Containing sixty acres bounded as 
followeth begining at a white oake tree marked on the south 
side of west runing brook from thence runing due south three 
hundred and twenty Rhod unto a stake, bounding on James 
Andersons Lott from thence runing due west thirty Rhod 
unto a stake from runing due north three hundred and twenty 
Rhod unto a white oake tree marked standing near said brook 
from thence runing a long by the brook as the brook runs to 
the bounds first mentioned to gather with an intrest in the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 39 

Common or undevided Lands within the said Town ship 

equall to oather lotts in said town 

David Cargill 
Hew mn* Gumery 
James Gregg 
Samuel Graves 
John m c neel 

John Goffe 

Commite 
Eecorded this 26 th December 1720 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

It is hearby to be Known that for Divers Good reasons the 
most southerly half end of said lot is turned into a Common, 
and sd land laid out Joyning to Jesse Cristey's land 

atests pr John macmurphy Town Clerk, 

Nutfield December y e 21) 1720 

Laid out to Benjamin Kidder a Lott of land in the above 

said Town Containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth 

begining at a maple tree marked standing near Beavour pond 

from thence runing due north east 320 Ehod unto a black 

oake tree marked Joyning upon Edward Prockters (?) Lott 

from thence runing a due nor west line thirty rhod unto a 

stake standing in a swamp from thence runing a due south 

west line 320 rhod unto a walnut tree marked standing near 

said pond from thence runing a long by the pond as the pond 

runs unto the bounds first mentioned to gather with an intrest 

in the Common or undevided Lands within the said town 

ship equall to oather lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 

James m c Keen 

James Gregg 

John moreson 

John Goffe 

Robart Wear 

Commite 
Recorded this 10 th of January 1720/21 

pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



40 MANCHESTER HI6TOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

Nutfield December y e 25 th 1720 

Laid out to William Cambil a Lott of land in the above 
said Town containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth 
begining at a pine tree marked at the south west corner from 
thence runing north east by John M c murphyes lott one hun- 
dred and thirty and six Rhod unto a greit white oake marked 
from thence runing a due north west line sixty Rhod unto a 
bass wood tree marked standing in a litle brook and buting 
upon Cap" Cargills Lott untill it come to beaver brook from 
thence runing a due south west line unto a white oake tree 
marked from thence runing a south east line and head- 
ing upon John m c neels lott unto the bounds first mentioned, 
to gather with an intrest in the common or undevided land 
within the said town ship equall to oather lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
James Gregg 
Robart Wear 
James m c Keen 
John moreson 
Hew mn 1 Gumery 
John m c neel 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 16 th of march 1720/21 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to Samuel Aleson a lot of land in Nutfield afore 
said Containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth be- 
gining at a small ash tree at the south east corner standing 
in the brook from thence runing due north by marked trees 
and bounding all the way upon Thomas Steels lott unto a 
stake and heep of stons from thence runing a due north west 
line thirty rhod unto a small white oake marked from thence 
runing a due south line by marked trees Joyning all the way 
upon John Moresons lott unto a black birtch tree marked 
standing in the afore said brook from thence runing up the 
brook to the bounds first mentioned, to gather with an intrest 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 41 

in the common or tmdevided Lands within the said Township 
equall to oather Lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
James M c Keen 
Sam 11 Graves 
Robart Wear 
John moreson 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 22 nt of march: 1720/1 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nuffield 1720 

Laid out to James Linsey a Lott of Land in Nuffield afore 
said Containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth be- 
gining at a stake and heep of stons at the south west corner 
from thence runing due north east three hundred and twenty 
Rhod Joyning upon mathew Clerks Lott all the way unto a 
stake and heep of stons from thence runing a due north west 
line : thirty Rhod unto a stake and heep of stons from thence 
runing a due south west line three hundred and twenty Rhod 
and Joyning upon James Lassleys lott unto a stake and heep 
of stons from thence runing a due south east line thirty Rhod 
and buting upon the side of Joseph simonds his lott unto the 
bounds first mentioned & to gather with an intrest in the com- 
mon or undevided Lands within the said Township equall to 
oather Lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
James M c Keen 
Sam 11 Graves 
Rob tt Wear 
John moreson 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 22 nt of march 1720/1 

Nuffield 1720 

Laid out to James Lassley a Lott of land in said Town of 
Nuffield Containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth 



42 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

begining at a stake and heep of stons at the south west corner 
from thence riming due north east three hundred and twenty 
Ehod and Joyning all the way upon James Linseys Lott unto 
a stake and heep of stons from thence runing a due north 
west line thirty Rhod unto a stake and heep of stons, from 
thence riming a due south west line 320 Rhod and Joyning 
upon John andersons Lott till you com to a stake and heep of 
stons from thence runing a due south east line and buting 
upon the side of Joseph simonds Lott unto the stake first men- 
tioned to gather with an intrest in the Common or undevided 
Lands within the said town ship equall to oather Lotts in 
said Town 

David Cargill 
James M c Keen 
Sam 11 Graves 
Rob u Wear 
John moreson 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 23 rd of march 1720/1 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

Nutfield January y e 2 nt 1720/1 

Laid out to Stephen Peirce a Lott of land in said Town 
Containing fifty acres and is bounded as followeth begining 
at a saxefax tree marked at the nor west corner from thence 
runing due north east untill it meet with haverhill line at a 
stake and heep of stons from thence runing south as haverhill 
line runs unto a stake and heep of stons from thence runing 
due south west to a stake and heep* of stons and Joyning upon 
Andrew Spauldings Lott and Benjamin Kidders Lott from 
thence runing north west unto the bounds first mentioned 
the above said Lott to be made up sixty acres out of the 
most Conveneant Common lands to gather with an intrest in 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 43 

the Common or undevided lands in said town ship equall to 
oather lotts in said Town 

James M c Keen 
John m c neel 
Hugh m nt Gumery 
Kobart Wear 
James Gregg 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Eecorded this 23 rd of March 1720/1 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

Nutfield October 1720 

Laid out to James Gregg one quarter of a lott of land with 
a part of second devisions of said lott it being y e sawmil lott 
and lieth upon the nor west of beaver Eiver begining at a 
stake below the saw mill and runing as the Eiver runs by the 
Grist mill pond twenty nine Ehod to Bobart Boyeses Corner 
bounds, and runing north west by marked trees one hundred 
and twenty six rhod unto a stake and stons, from thence run- 
ing north east and bounding upon James Aikin to a Greit 
oake tree marked, from thence runing sou south east bound- 
ing upon the Cougherins and bounding upon the log yard to 
the bounds first mentioned, fifteen acres of the said plot is the 
first devision and the remaindure is a part of the second de- 
visions of said quarter lott to gather with an intrest in the 
Common Lands in said town so far as is not all ready laid out 

David Cargill 
James M c Keen 
Sam 11 Graves 
John M c neel 
Eobart Wear 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Eecorder this 23 rd of march 1720/1 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 



44 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the Commite chosen by the town for the vewing the meddows 
have vewed a swamp lying to the east of bever river bounding 
upon the laid out meddows and on beaver River all vewed 
they the said Commite have alowed the said swamp to James 
Gregg for his saw mil meddows in full: 

Commite 

Tho: steel 
James Greg 
John Gotfe 
desired to be recorded by Jams m c Keen esqr 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out Joseph Simonds a Lott of land containing sixty 
acres within the above said Town and is bounded as follow- 
eth begining at a tree marked near beaver pond from thence 
runing north west 320 Rhod by marked trees unto a stake and 
heep of stons from thence a runing south west thirty Rhod to 
a stake and stons from thence runing a due south east line 
320 rhod to a tree marked standing near the said pond 

from thence runing northeast to the bounds first mentioned, 
to gather with an intrest in the common or undevided lands 
within the said Town ship equall to oather lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
James M c Keen 
James Greegg 
Sam 11 Graves 
Robart Wear 
John Goffe 

Commite 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to Abel Merrel a lott of land in the above said 
town Containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth be- 
gining at a pine tree marked standing at the north west 
Corner of said Lott near west runing brook from thence run- 
ing a due east line unto Randal Alexanders fence from thence 
runing due south three hundred and twenty Rhod unto a 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 45 

stake and stons and Joyning all the way upon the said Alex- 
ander lott, from thence runing due west 30 rhod to a stake 
and stons from thence runing due north unto the bounds first 
mentioned to gather with an intrest in the Common or unde- 
vided lands within the said Town ship equall to oather lotts 
in said Town 

David Cargill 
Jams M c Keen 
Sam 11 Graves 
John moreson 
Rob tt Wear 
James Gregg 

Commit e 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to John Wallis a Lott of Land in said Town Con- 
taining sixty acres and is bounded as followeth begining at a 
small white oake tree marked from thence runing north east 
three hundred and twenty Rhod and Joyning all the way 
upon Edward Aikin unto a black ash tree marked from 
thence runing nor nor west 31 Rhod to a small white oake 
tree marked from thence runing south west 320 Rhod to a 
pine tree marked from thence runing sou south east 31 Rhod 
to the bounds first mentioned to gather with an intrest in 
the Common or undevided Lands within the said township 
equall to oather Lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
James m c Keen 
John moreson 
Rob" Wear 
James Gregg 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 30 th of March 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



46 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to Benjamin Willson a Lott of Land within the 
above said Town Containing sixty acres and is bounded as fol- 
loweth begining at a stake and heep of stons it being the 
corner bouns btw en Andru Todd and him from thence Tun- 
ing sou south east 31 Rhod to a pine tree marked from thence 
runing north east 320 Rhod and Joyning all the way upon 
John Wallis unto a small white oake tree marked on 4 sides 
from thence runing nor nor west 31 Rhod to a red oake tree 
marked from thence runing south west 320 Rhod and Joyn- 
ing all the way upon andrew Todds lott unto the bounds 
first mentioned to gather with an intrest in the Common or 
undevided land within the said township equall to oather 
lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
James m c Keen 
John Moreson 
Rob" Wear 
James Gregg 
John GofTe 

Commite 
Recorded this 30 th of march 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to Andrew Todd a Lott of land in the above said 
Town Containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth 
begining at a pine tree marked from thence runing north east 
320 Rhod and Joyning all the way upon John Bell unto a 
red oake tree marked from thence runing sou south east 31 
Rhod to a red oake tree marked from thence runing south 
west 320 Rhod and Joyning all the way upon Benjamin Will- 
son unto a stake and heep of stons from thence runing nor 
nor west 31 Rhod to the bounds first mentioned to gather 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 



47 



with an intrest in the Common or undevided lands in said 
township equall to oather lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
James m c Keen 
John moreson 
Rob tt Wear 
James Gregg 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Eecorded this 30 th of march 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nuffield 1720 

Laid out to Andrew Spaulding a Lott of land in said Town 
Containing fourty eight acres and is bounded as followeth 
begining at a stake and stons at the nor west corner from 
thence runing north east and Joyning upon Stephen Peircees 
lott unto a stake and heep of stons at haveril line from thence 
runing south as haveril line runs unto a stake and heep of 
stons from thence runing nor west to the bounds first men- 
tioned the above said lott is to be made up sixty acres in the 
most Conveneant Common Land, To gather with an intrest 
iu the common or undevided Lands within the said Town ship 
equall to oather Lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
John Blair 
Sam 11 Graves 
Hugh mil 1 Gumery 
John m c neel 
Rob tt Wear 

Commite 
Recorded this 31 st of march 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



Nuffield 1720 

Laid out to John mitchel a lott of land in the above said 
Town Containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth be- 



48 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

gining at a stake standing near west runing brook from 
thence runing due south three hundred and twenty Rhod 
unto a stake and heep of stons from thence runing due west 
thirty Rhod unto a walnut tree marked from thence runing 
due north three hundred and twenty Rhod unto a red oake 
tree marked standing near the above said brook from thence 
runing up the brook to the bounds first mentioned bounding 
eastwardly upon Archebal Clandenin and northerly upon 
James moresons Lott: to gather with an intrest in the Com- 
mon or undevided Lands within the said Town ship equal 1 
to other Lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
John m c neel 
John Blaiir 
James Gregg 
Robart Wear 
John moreson 

Commite 
Recorded this 24 of may 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to James more a Lott of land in the above said 
Town Containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth be- 
gining at a stake and heep of stons at the most southerly 
corner from thence runing a nor west line thirty Rhod but- 
ing upon the side of Joseph simondses lott unto a stake and 
heep of stons from thence runing north east thre hundred 
and twenty Rhod and Joyning all the way upon John sheldses 
lott unto a stake and heep of stons from thence runing a due 
south east line thirty Rhod unto a stake and heep of stons 
from thence runing a due south west line three hundred and 
twenty Rhod Joyning all the way upon John Blairs Lott unto 
the bounds first mentioned to gather with an intrest in the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 49 

Common or undevided Lands within the said town ship equall 
to other Lotts in said Town 

James m c Keen 
Rob" Wear 
John m c neel 
David Cargill 
Sam 11 Graves 
John Blair 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 nt day of June 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nuffield April y e 3 rd 1721 

Laid out to James Blair a Lott of Land in said Town Con- 
taining sixty acres bounded as followeth begining at a stake 
at the most westerly Corner from thence runing northeast 
three hundred and twenty Rhod and bounding all the way 
upon John Blairs lott from thence runing south east thirty 
Rhod to a stake and heep of stons from thence runing south 
west three hundred and twenty Rhod and bounding all the 
way upon John andersons Lott from thence Runing north- 
west buting on Joseph simondses Lott unto the bounds first 
mentioned to gather with an intrest in the Common or unde- 
vided Lands Equall to other Lotts in said Town 

James M c Keen 
David Cargill 
Rob" Wear 
James Gregg 
John m c neel 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 nt of June 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nuffield march 25 th 1720 

Laid out to John Blair a Lott of Land in said Town Con- 



50 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

taining sixty acres bounded as followeth on a stake at the 
most southerly Corner from thence runing north west thirty 
Ehod buting upon Joseph simondses lott unto a stake and 
stcns from thence runing north east three hundred and 
twenty Rhod and Joyning upon James mores Lott unto a 
stake and heep of stons from thence runing south east thirty 
Rhod unto a stake & stons from thence runing south west 
three hundred and twenty Rhod and bounding all the way 
upon James Blairs Lott unto the stake first mentioned to 
gather with an Intrest in the common or undevided lands 
Equall to other Lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
John m c neel 
Hugh rm^Gumery 
John moreson 
Robort Wear 
James Gregg 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 nt of June 1721 
Pr John Gofie Town Clerk 



Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to John Richey two thirds of a Lott of land in 
nutfield Containing fourty acres and is bounded as followeth 
begining at a stake by haveril line from thence runing due 
west seventy two Rhod unto a stake and stons frunting upon 
John Bars land from thence runing due north to a stake and 
stons bounding on m T m c gregors land from thence runing due 
east bounding on Will m Willsons land unto a stake & stons by 
haveril line from thence runing south as haveril line runs to 
the bounds first mentioned to gather with an intrest in the 
Common or undevided lands in said town as much as belongs 
to two thirds of a lott to draw, and what land is wanting of 
the fourty acres within the bounds above mentioned is to be 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 51 

made up to him the said Kichy in the undevided land near 
beaver pond 

David Cargill 
James m c Keen 
James Gregg 
Kobort Wear 
John moreson 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 19 th of June 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nuffield June y e 8 th 1721 

Laid out to Jonathan Buterfleld of Chelmsford one hun- 
dred acres of land in the second Devisions of Commons in 
Nuffield aforesaid the said tract of land lyeth westwerdly of 
beaver brook and is bounded as followeth begining at a stake 
and stons standing by m r Clerks farm so called from thence 
riming south east and by east sixty Rhods to a stake & stons 
from thence runing north east and by north fifty six rhods 
unto a white oake marked with the leter B from thence run- 
ing north eighty Rhod to a pine tree marked with the leter 
B from thence runing north west and by west one hundred 
and sixty Rhods unto a pine tree marked with the leter B 
from thence runing south eighty Rhod to an elm tree marked 
standing by the afore said Clerkes farm and so runing as the 
farm runs to the bounds first mentioned Containing ninety 
eight acres and half to gather with half an acre of meddow 
contained in the afore said bounds allso an acre and half of 
meddow to gather with an acre and half of upland Laid out to 
said buterfleld which land and meddow lyeth by the afore 
said farm which doth complete the one hundred and two acres 
of upland and meddow which was promised to be laid out to 
him by the Commite of Nuffield afore said 

David Cargill Ju r 
John m c morphy 
William Aiken 

Commite 

Recorded this 8 th of June 1721 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



62 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Nutfield June 1721 

Laid out to William Willson one third of a Lott of land in 
nutfield aforesaid Containing twenty acres and is bounded as 
followeth begining at a stake and stons by haveril line from 
thence runing west bounding on John Richeys land unto a 
stake and stons from thence riming north east bounding on 
ra r m c Gregors land unto a stake and stons by haveril line from 
thence runing south as haveril line runs unto the bounds first 
mentioned to gather with one third part of a lotts intrest in 
the common or undevided land in the above said Township 

David Cargill 
Jams m c Keen 
James Gregg 
Robort wear 
John Goffe 
John moreson 

Commite 
Recorded this 19 th of June 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to Alexander M c Neel one Lott of Land in the 
abovesaid Town containing sixty acres and is bounded as fol- 
loweth begining at a stake at the most southerly corner from 
thence runing due north east a long by Robart moresons Lott 
unto a stak from thence runing norwest thirty Rhod buting 
on John Asbels* lott and cap u Cargils unto a stake and stons 
from thence runing south west along by Robart Boyeses Lott 
unto a stake & stons from thence runing south east thirty 
Shod buting upon sam u Alesons lott unto the bounds first 
mentioned to gather with an intrest in the common or unde- 
vided Lands within the said Township equall to other lotts 
in said town and what land their wants of sixty acres in the 
a^ove said bounds is to be made up in the Common lands by 

•John Archibald. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 53 

the pond provided his equall shair can be had in that place 
to make up his lott 

David Cargill 
Hew m^Gumery 
John Moreson 
Jams m c Keen 
James Gregg 
John Goff 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 nt of July 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to Edward Prockter a Lott of land in said Town 
containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth begining 
at a white oake marked at beaver pond from thence runing 
nor East 320 Ehod and bounding on Coll: Whealwrights lott 
unto a maple tree marked from thence Runing north west 
30 Rhod buting on andrew spauldings lott unto a black oake 
marked from thence runing sou west 320 Rhod to A birtch 
tree standing by the afore said pond bounding on Benjamin 
Ividders lott from thence runing a long by the pond to the 
bounds first mentioned to gather with an intrest in the com- 
mon or undevided lands within the said Township equall to 
other lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
James m c Keen 
Sam 11 Graves 
> James Gregg 
Robart Wear 
John moreson 

Commife 
Recorded this 26 th of July 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



54 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out Robart m c Keen a lott of land in Nutfield aforesaid 
containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth begining 
at a stake standing by bever pond from thence runing due nor 
west three hundred and twenty Rhod bounding on John Sen- 
ters lott unto a marked from thence runing a due south west 
line buting on the town Common unto a stake and stons from 
thence runing a due south east line three hundred and twenty 
Rhod and bounding on a lott laid out to his father m c Keen 
unto a stake by Robart Boyeses meddow from thence runing 
due nor east unto the bounds first mentioned to gather with 
an intrest in the common or undevided lands within the said 
township equall to other lotts in said Town 

James Gregg 
James m c Keen 
Rob tt Wear 
John moreson 
Sam 11 Graves 
John GofTe 

Commite 

Recorded this 9 th of august 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nutfield y e 14 th 1721 

Laid out to James Rodgers half a lott in y e above said town 
containing thirty acres bounded as followeth begining at a 
stake and heep of stons at the most southerly corner from 
thence runing one hundred and sixty Rhod and bounding on 
James mores lott unto a stake and stons from thence runing 
nor west thirty rhod unto a stake and stons from thence run- 
ing south west one hundred and sixty rhod bounding on the 
town common to a stake and stons from thence runing south 
east 30 Rhod and buting on John Sheldses land unto the 
bounds first mentioned to gather with an intrest in the com- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 55 

mon or undevided land in the above said town equall to what 
other half lotts draw 

James m c Keen 
James Gregg 
Samuel Graves 
Hew mountgumery 
John moreson 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 14 th of august 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nuffield 1720 

Laid out to James Gregg a Lott of land in the south raing 
Containing sixty acres bounded as followeth begining at a 
stake at the nor west corner from thence runing south one 
hundred rhod bounding on the town common unto a stake 
from thence runing east ninety six Ehod bounding on the 
common land unto a stake from thence runing north bound- 
ing on John asbels to a white oake tree marked from thence 
runing westerly to the bounds first mentioned and bounding 
on James Alexander James anderson and John Clerks land 
to gather with an intrest in the Common land in the above 
said town equall to other lotts in said Town 

James M c Keen 
Sam 11 Graves 
Rob tt Wear 
John Goffe 
John Moreson 
James Gregg 

Commite 
Recorded this 19 th of August 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nuffield 1720 

Laid out to Eandal Alexander a Lott of land in the above 
said Town Containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth 



56 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

begining at a stake and stons at the north, west corner from 
thence runing east thirty Ehod unto a small ash tree marked 
from thence runing south 320 Khod and bounding upon 
Robart Doaks lott unto a popler tree marked standing in a 
swamp from thence runing west thirty Rhod unto a stake 
and stons from thence runing north 320 Rhod and bounding 
on abel merels lott unto the bounds first mentioned, to 
gather with an intrest in the common or undevided lands 
within the said township equall to other lotts in said town 

James m c Keen 
James Gregg 
John Moreson 
John M c Neel 
David Cargill 
John Goffe 

Commite 

Nutfield September y e 16 th 1721 

Laid out to the honerable Lieve" Governer Wentworth 
fourty acres of land it being the second devisions of 
Land in the above said bounded as followeth begining at 
a white oake tree at the south east corner, from thence 
runing east two hundred and fourty Rhod and bound- 
ing upon Alexander m c morphyes land untill it corns to a 
stake and heep of stons from thence runing north twenty 
eight rhod unto a white oake marked from thence runing 
west two hundred and fourty Rhod unto a white oake tree 
marked from thence runing south unto the bounds first men- 
tioned 

Nutfield September y e 16 th 1721 

Laid out to the honerable Liev u Governer Wentworth one 
hundred acres of land in the above said Town it iDeing a part 
of his farm of five hundred acres voated by the town to be 
laid out to the said Governer wentworth and is bounded as 
followeth begining at a greit white oake tree marked with the 
leter W at the north east corner from thence runing north 
and by west one hundred and sixty Rhod unto a stake marked 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 57 

with the leter W and a heep of stons a bout it from thence 
runing west and by south to a brook thence runing up the 
brook to a stake in the meddow on the easterly side of the 
brook from thence runing south and by east to a stake and 
heep of stons from thence runing east and by north to the 
bound's first mentioned 

James m c Keen 

James Grieg 
David Cargill 
John Goffe 
Sam 11 More 
John Coghran 
Joseph simonds 
James Alexander 
James m c neel 

Commite 

Recorded this 18 th of septem: 1721 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

February y e 11 th 1728/9 

It is hearby to be known that the Honourable John Wen- 
worth Esq r Lev 1 Governou r in and over his Majestyes province 
&c Doth Resigne his right and title to the Land mentioned 
in the above Record, he haveing the Equivolent of Said land 
laid out on the westerly side of that land Commonly Called 
Leverits Land &c 

J. Wentworth 

I was present when the afores d Gov r Wentworth Resign'd 
up the above Land 
Attests pr 

John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Nuffield 1720 

Laid out to mathew Clerk a Lott of land by order of the 
C6mmite Containing sixty acres bounded as followeth begin- 
ing at a stake at the most southerly corner from thence run- 
ing north east three hundred and twenty rhod by John Crum- 
eys lott to a stake from thence runing nor west thirty rhod 



58 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



to a stake from thence riming sou west three hundred and 
twenty rhod by James lindsays lott unto a stake from thence 
runing south east thirty rhod and frunting on Joseph 
simondses lott unto the bounds first mentioned to gather with 
an intrest in the common or undevided land within the said 
township equall to other lotts in said Town 

David Cargill 
Hugh m nt Gumery 
James Gregg 
Sam 11 Graves 
John m c neel 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 15 th day of november: 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerke 

Nutfield Novem y e 20: 1721 

Laid out to Daniel m c fee one hundred acres of land in the 
above said town bounded as followeth begining at a stake and 
stons from thence runing easterly 240 rhod a long by the side 
of m r James m c neels farm to a white oake tree marked from 
thence runing north 68 rhod unto a chestnut tree marked 
from thence runing west 240 rhod unto a white oake marked 
from thence runing south 68 rhod to the bounds first men- 
tioned 

Jams m c Keen 
Jams Gregg 
John Goffe 
sam 11 more 
James m c neel 
James Alexander 

Commite 
Recorded this 20 th of Novm: 1721 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



Nutfield March 1721/2 

Laid out to John moreson ten acres of land to make up his 
house lott bounding as followeth first at a stake and stons 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 59 

from thence riming south west to a stake and stons from 
thence riming north westerly to a stake and stons from 
thence runing north east to a stake and stons from thence 
riming a streight line to the bounds first mentioned bounding 
upon the side of the lott that is lying (on) west runing brook 
and on the ministerial lott and on John mmeels lott* 

James Gregg 
Sam 11 more 
James m c Keen 
James Alexander 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 12 th of June 1722 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

march 5 th 1723 

the town voted that what land the highway it Goes over y e 
at foot of the pond takes of s d record of land y fc they will let 
him have it along his land & what the high way cuts shall 
fall into the ministeriall 

Londonderry march ye 5 th 1722/3 

Laid out to David Craige of his home Stead in Quality fif- 
tine acres in Quntety fifty acres lying on the west side of 
James Doaks lot begining at the norwest corner of Jame 
Doaks Lot, and so running down west running brook and 
the Laid out meadows norwesterly untill it comes to Beaver 
River then running down beaver river soutwesterly seventy 
Rhods to a stake from thence running southeast to the side 
of the said Doaks lot, from thence running along side of 
James Doaks lot to the bounds first mentioned 

John m u murphy 
John Wallace 
Allan andersone 
Hugh moungumrey 
James Lindsay 

Committe 
Recorded this 15 th of aprill 1723 
Pr John M u Murphy town Clarke 

*It is impossible to decipher with certainty all of this page.— Editor. 



60 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to John Anderson a Lott of land in the above said 
Town Containing sixty acres bounded as followeth begining 
at a stake and stons at the most southerly Corner from thence 
riming a due north east line three hundred and twenty rhod 
unto a stake and stons Joyning on Jams lasleys from thence 
riming north west thirty rhod unto a stake and stons from 
thence runing south east three hundred and twenty rhod 
unto a stake and stons Joyning all the way upon James Blairs 
Lott from thence runing a due south east Line unto the 
bounds first mentioned buting upon Joseph Simonds lott to 
gather with an intrest in the Common or undevided Land 
within said Township equall to other Lotts in said Town 

James m c Keen 
Sam 11 more 
James Gregg 
James Alexander 
James m c neel 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 16 th of January: 1721/2 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nuffield March y e 25 th 1720 

Laid out to John M c Murphy a Lott of land By order of the 
Commite in the above said Town lying south east of beaver 
pond it being the third Lott in that raing Containing fifty one 
acres more or less buted and bounded as followeth begining at 
an elm tree marked at the most westherly corner from thence 
north east by marked trees and Joyning upon John m c neels 
lott all a long unto a stake from thence runing south east and 
buting upon Cap u Cargills lott unto a stake and stons from 
thence riming south west by marked trees bounding all along 
upon Robart Bo3<sces lott unto a stake and stons from thence 
runing due nor west to the elm tree first mentioned buting 
upon John moresons which fifty one acres is part of a sixty 
acre lott the remaindure to be made up in the most conve- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 61 

neant common land in said town To gather with an intrest 

in the common or undevided land in said township equal to 

other lotts in said Town 

James m c Keen 

James Gregg 

John moreson 

John Goffe 

Rob tt Wear 

Sam u Graves 

Commite 

Eecorded this 30 th of January 1721/2 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to James Anderson a Lott of land in the above 
said town Containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth 
begining at a small red oak tree marked near west runing 
brook from thence runing due south three hundred and 
twenty rhod and bounding on James alexanders lott unto a 
stake and stons from thence runing west thirty rhod unto a 
stake and stons from thence runing due north three hundred 
and twenty rhod and bounding on James Clerks lott unto a 
small white oake tree marked standing by the above said 
brook from thence runing up the brook to the bounds first 
mentioned to gather with an intrest in the common or unde- 
vided land within the said township equall to other lotts in 
said town 

James m c Keen 
James Gregg 
Sam u more 
James Alexander 
John Coghran 
James m c neel 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 nt day of march: 1721/2 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



62 MANCHESTER BIST0R1C COLLECTIONS. 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to John Shelds half a lott of land in the above 
said Town containing thirty acres bounded as followeth be- 
gming at a stake and stons at the southerly corner from 
thence runing North east 160 Rhod bounding on James mores 
lott thence runing nor west thirty rhod and buting on James 
Rodgers land unto a stake & stons from thence runing South 
west 160 Rhod unto a stake & stons from thence runing south 
east to the bounds first mentioned To gather with an intrest in 
the common and undevided land in the above said Town ship 
to what other half lotts draw 

James JVPKeen 
James Gregg 
Sam 11 more 
James M c neel 
James Alexander 
John Goife 

Commite 
Recorded this 6 th of may 1722 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to the Rvd m r James M c Greger two lotts of land 
Consisting of ninety two acres more or less begining on the 
south west angle at a stake and stons from thence runing on 
an east line by a log fence and marked trees bordering on 
David Craigs lot and in part on John Bars lot to a red oak 
tree marked from thence runing on a north line by a fence 
and marked trees bordering on John Richeys lott untill it 
com to a small brook from thence runing on a north east line 
untill it com to Jams M c neels lott and then runing on a north 
line until it com to a stake and stons and turning from thence 
on a south west line with marked trees bordering on David 
Cargills lott untill it com to a withered chesnut tree and then 
riming on a south line by marked trees and a fence bordering 
on John stewarts lott to the stake first mentioned to gather 
with the meddows allredy laid out to said lotts and after 
devisions of uplands meddews 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 63 

at a propritors meeting held at Londry July y e 8 1747 voted 
on s d Day by s d propritors to aprove of the two horn Lotts 
Laid out togither to the late Rev d James M t Gregor and sons 
and their heirs for ever said Rights bering deat as above w* 
is the above Record 

attests Pr Moses Barnott 
Propriators Clerk 

Laid out to the Rvd M r M c Gregor one lott of land of sixty 
acres more or Less begining at a stake begining at a stake and 
stons on the south west angle from thence runing on a north 
line with marked trees bordering on James Neasmoths lott to 
a stake and stons and then runing on an east line bordering 
on the ministerel Farm to a white ash tree marked standing 
in a swamp and then runing on a south line bordering on 
Rob tt Wears lott to a black oak tree from thence runing on a 
west line bordering on Alin Andersons lott to the stake first 
mentioned (the said M r M c Gregor and Alin Anderson having 
exchanged with one an other thirty acres of the ends of their 
home steeds) to gather with the meddows allredy laid out to 
said lott with after devisions boath of upland and meddows 

Jams Gregg 
Jams Alexander 
Jams M c neel 
Joseph simons 
Sam 11 more 
John GofTe 

Commite 
Recorded this 24 th of march 1721/2 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to David Moreson a lott of land in said town 
Containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth begining 
at the nor west corner at a pitch pine-tree marked from 
thence runing west sou west three hundred and twenty rhod 
unto a stake and stons bounding on samuel moresons lott 



64 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

from thence riming nor nor west thirty rhod unto a stake and 
stons from thence runing east nor east three hundred and 
twenty rhod unto a stake and stons bounding on the second 
devision land from thence runing south sou east to the 
bounds first mentioned to gather with an intrest in the com- 
mon or undevided land in said township equall to other lotts 
in said town 

James Gregg 
James m c keen 
Hugh m^Gumery 
David Cargill 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 29 th of septem 1722 
Pr John Goffe town Clerk 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to Sam 11 moreson a lot of land in said town Con- 
taining sixty acres bounded as followeth begining at a pitch 
pine tree marked from thence runing west sou west three 
hundred and twenty rhod unto a stake and stons and bound- 
ing on David moresons lot from thence runing sou sou east 
thirty rhod unto astake and stons from thence runing east nor 
east three hundred and twenty rhod unto a white oake tree 
marked bounding on abram holms lot from thence runing 
west nor west unto the bounds first mentioned to gather with 
an intrest in the common or undevided land in said township 
equall to other lotts in said town 

James Greg 
James m c keen 
Hugh m^Gumery 
David Cargill 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 29 th of septem r 1722 
Pr John Goffe 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 65 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to Henery Green a lott of land in said town Con- 
taining sixty acres bounded as followeth begining at a stake 
by west running brook from thence runing due south, three 
hundred and twenty rhod bounding on Abel Merrels lott 
unto a stake and stons from thence runing thirty rhod unto 
a stake and stons from thence runing north to a stake near 
the afore said brook bounding on James Doaks land from 
thence to the bounds first mentioned to gather with an intrest 
in the Common or undevided land equal to other lots in said 
town 

James Gregg 
James m c keen 
Rob" Wear 
John moreson 
John Goffe 

Commite 
Recorded this 8 th of October 1722 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

London Derey October ye 16 th 1722 
Laid out to abel Merrel eighteen acres of land be it more 
or less it being a mendment for his home lott and is bounded 
as followeth begining at a pitch pine tree marked at the south 
east corner from thence runing north east thirty rhod a long 
by a crotchet pine unto a stake and stons from thence runing 
west one hundred and sixty rhod by marked trees unto a 
stake & stons bounding on the 8 acre meddow and beaver 
river from thence runing south west unto a stake & stons it 
being a corner bounds between m r Greg & said merrel from 
thence runing south east unto the bounds first mentioned 

James Gregg 
Joseph Simonds 

Commite 
Recorded this 21 st of november 1722 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



66 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to Henerey Green aLot of Land Containing forty 
acres be it more or Less Lying on the East side of Canada 
Land and is bounded as followeth (Viz) beginning at a stake 
standing on the S: W corner of said Lot from thence runing 
E: b: N: one hundred and sixty Rhods to a stake from thence 
runing N: b: W: fourty Rhods to a walnut tree marked from 
thence runing W: b: S: one hundred and sixty Rhods to a 
stake from thence runing S: b: E: to the bounds first men- 
tioned N° 101 

David Cargill 
John m c murphy 

Commite 
Recorded this 4 th of June 1723 
Pr me John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

London Derey 1722 

Laid out to John Barnard fourty acres of land it being his 
second devision bounded as followeth begining at an elm tree 
marked at the sou west corner from thence runing east to a 
white oake tree marked from thence runing north to a white 
oake tree marked from thence runing west to a stake and 
stons from thence runing south to the bounds first mentioned 

David Cargill Ju r Commite 

Recorded this 6 day of Decembr 1722 

Pr John Goffe town Clerk 



November y e 10 th 1722 

Laid out to John Woodbourn fourty acres of land it being 
the amendment of three lotts (viz) the said wodbourns edward 
Aikins & abraham holms Lying east of Cannada street nor 
west Corner bounded on a stake and so runing east and by 
north 160 Rhod to a stake & stons and so runing south 40 
Rhods to a stake & stons and so runing west & by south 160 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 67 

Khods to a walnut tree and so runing north to the bounds 
first mentioned 

David Cargill 
John m c murphy 
Will m Aikin 

Commite 
Eecorded this 12 th of Decern 1 1722 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to Eobart Moreson a lott of land in said town Con- 
taining fifty one acres and is bounded as followeth begining 
at a white oake tree marked at the sou west corner from 
thence runing due nor east 272 rhod bounding on Hugh mn 1 - 
Gumery unto a stake and stons from thence runing nor west 
30 rhod buting on John Asbel unto a stake and stons from 
thence runing sou west 272 rhod and bounding on Alex- 
ander m c neel unto a white oak tree marked from thence 
runing south east 30 Khod buting on Tho Steel unto the 
bounds first mentioned to gather with an intrest in the com- 
mon land equall to other lotts in sd Town nine acres want- 
ing in the above s d lot is laid out with his second devision 

James m c Keen 
James Gregg 
John Goffe 
David Cargil 

Com" 
Eecorded this 27 th of Decembr 1722 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

London Derrey Decern 1 y e 24 th 1722 

Laid out to the Hon bl Coll n John Wentworth two hundred 
and thirty acres of land which is a part of a 500 acre farm 
which the s d Gentelman is to have in said town which two 
hundred and thirty acres is bounded as followeth (viz) begin- 
ing at a black birtch tree marked I W standing on the N E 
Corner of sd farm & upon Chester line from thence runing 



68 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

south sixty three rhods to a beech tre marked I W from 
thence runing west 320 Rhod to a red oak tre marked I W 
from thence runing north 230 Rhods to a white oake tree 
marked I W from thence runing E S E to the bounds first 
mentioned as allso one hundred acres of that land commonly 
caled leverits which is also 'a part of y e 500 acre farm before 
mentioned w c hundred acres is bounded as followeth with a 
red oak standing on the S W corner of said farm which red 
oak is marked I W from thence runing north 267 rhod to a 
stake marked I W standing in a swamp from thence runing E 
b N sixty two rhods to a red oake marked I W from thence 
runing south 267 rhods to a white oak marked I W from thence 
runing W b S to the bounds first mentioned. Note that the 
meddow which lyeth in the above said farm is exepted from it 

allso on Deem y e 27 th 1722 Laid out to the said Coll Went- 
worth one hundred & twenty acres in the above said Town 
which 120 acres with the above said 330 acres amounts to 450 
acres that with 50 acres to be laid out to Robart Cannada 
which makes up the 500 acre farm above mentioned the said 
120 acres is bounded as followeth (viz) begining at a walnut 
tree standing at the N W Corner of sd farm and at that place 
which goes by the name of Cannade street from thence runing 
east 160 rhod to a stake from thence runing south and by 
east one hundred twenty & four rhod to a stake from thence 
runing west one hundred & sixty rhods to a stake from thence 
runing N b W one hundred & twenty four rhods to the 
bounds first mentioned 

James M c Keen 
James Gregg 
Alin Anderson 
John m c murphy 

Commite 

Recorded this 28 of Decm r 1722 

Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 69 

London Derey Decembr y e 21 1722 
Laid out to Coll Shadreck Wallton esqr a lott of land in 
said town with a second devision Containing one hundred 
acres (viz) which is bounded as folloth begining at a maple 
tree marked from thence runing east 160 Khod to a stake 
from thence runing south 100 rhod to a white oak tre marked 
from thence runing west 160 rhod to a white oak tre marked 
from thence runing north to the bounds first mentioned to 
gather with common rights equal to other lotts in sd Town 
No 3 

James m c keen 
James Gregg 
Hugh m^Gumery 
Alen Anderson 
John m c murphy 

Commite 
Recorded this 5 th of January 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

London Derey Decm r y e 21/1722 
Laid out to Tho s Washbrook Esq r a lott of land in s d town 
containing 100 acres (viz) a home lott and secund devision 
bounded as followeth begining at a stake from thence runing 
east 320 Rhod to a chestnut tree marked from thence run- 
ing north to Chester line turning westward on Chester line to 
a stake and so runing west to a stake from thence runing 
south to the bounds first mentioned to gather with common 
rights equal to other lotts in said Town No 5 

Jams m c keen 
James Greg 
Hugh mr^Gumery 
Alen anderson 
John m c murphy 

Commite 
Recorded y e 5 of January 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe Town Cerk 



70 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

London Derey Decembr y e 21: 1722 
Laid out to m r Rob u Auchmuty a Lott of land in said Town 
Containing 100 acres (viz) a home lott & secund devision 
bounded as followeth begining at a stak from thence runing 
east 320 rhod to a stake from thence runing south 50 rhod 
to a stake from thence runing west 320 Rhod to a white oak 
tree marked from thence runing north to the bounds first 
mentioned To gather with common rights equall to other 
lotts in said Town 
Noll 

James m c keen 
James Gregg 
Hugh nn^Gumery 
Alen anderson 
John m c murphy 

Commite 
Recorded this 5 th of January 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nutfield march 1721/2 

Laid out to Cap tt James Gregg a lott of land being his 
secund Devision in said town Containing fourty acres which 
is bounded as followeth (viz) begining at a walnut tree stand- 
ing on the nor west corner of said land from thence runing 
east by marked trees unto a stake bounding on Alin ander- 
sons land from thence riming south to a red oake tree bound- 
ing on Col Hunkins land from thence runing west to a red 
oake tree marked from thence riming north to the bounds 
first mentioned 

David Cargil Ju r 
John mmmrphy 
Will m Aikin 

Commite 
Recorded this 18 th of January 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 71 

Nuffield 1721/2 

Laid out to Cap lt James Gregg fourty acres of land more 
or less which is the second devision of a lotts right which 
the sd Greg holds in said town and is bounded as followeth 
(viz) begining at a white oake tree marked which stands on 
the nor west corner of sd land from thence runing east to an 
ash tree marked and bounding on John Gregs land from 
thence runing south sixty four Rhod to a white oake tree 
marked from thence runing west to a stake & bounding on 
Eobart Wears land from thence runing north to the bounds 
first mentioned 

David Cargill 
John m c murphy 
W m Aikin 

Com" 
Recorded this 18 th of January 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nuffield march 1721/2 

Then Laid out to John Gregg fourty acres of land in said 
town which is the secund devision of the right he holds in 
said town and is bounded as followeth (viz) begining at a red 
oak tree standing at the norwest corner of said land from 
thence runing east to a red oake tree marked bounding on 
James Gregs land from thence runing south to an ash tree 
marked from thence runing west to a white oake tree marked 
& bounding on James Greggs land from thence runing north 
to the bounds first mentioned 

David Cargill 
John m c murphy 
Will™ Aikin 

Commite 
Recorded this 18 th of January 1722/3 

London Derey Decembr y e 21 8t 1722 
Laid out to m r Rob" Armstrong a lott of land in said Town 
containing one hundred acres (viz) a home lot and secund 
devision bounded as followeth begining at a white ash tree 



72 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

marked from thence runing east 320 rhod to a stake from 
thence runing south 50 Rhod to a stake from thence run- 
ing west 320 Ehod to a white oake tree markd thence run- 
ing north to the bounds first mentioned to gather with com- 
mon rights equal to other lots in said Town: Given pr No. 8 

James m c Keen 
James Gregg 
Hugh mi^Gumery 
Alin Anderson 
John m c murphy 

Commite 
Recorded this 4 th of February: 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

London Derrey December y e 21: 1722 
Laid out to Georg Jaffrey esq r a lott of land in said Town 
Containing 100 acres (viz) a home lot and secund Devision 
which is bounded as followeth begining at a white oake tree 
marked from thence runing east 160 Rhods to a hemlock tree 
marked from thence runing south 100 Rhods to a stake from 
thence runing west 160 Rhods to a maple tree marked from 
thence runing north to the bounds first mentioned to gather 
with common rights equal to other lots in said town No: 2 

James m c keen 
James Gregg 
Hugh mn t Gumery 
Alin Anderson 
John m c murphy 

Com" 
Recorded this 12 th of February 1722/3 
pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out samuel John & Jennot M c keen a lot of land in 
6aid town containing sixty acres more or less bounded as fol- 
loweth begining at a stake near beaver River by the side of 
a meddow vewed by the vewers of meddows and laid out to 
John m c neel & Robart Boyes from thence runing nor west 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 73 

320 rhod to a stake bounding on Bobart m c keens lot from 
thence runing southwest 30 Rhods to a stake & stons from 
thence runing sou south east 320 Rhod bounding upon the 
Cochrans lots to a stake by the meddows first mentioned and 
so runing by the side of said meddow to the bounds first 
mentioned what is above sixty acres within said bounds is 
alowed for the mendment of said lot't to gather with an intrest 
in the common or undevided land within said township equal 
to other lots in said town 

James Gregg 
John Goffe 
Rob u Wear 
James m c keen 
John moreson 

Commite 
Recorded this 15 th of Febr y 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Londonderey Decembr 21: 1722 
Laid out to Arch a M c pheadris Esq 1 a lot of land in said 
town containing 100 acres (viz) a home lot and secund devi- 
sion which is bounded as followeth begining at a red oake 
tree marked from thence runing east 320 rhod to a stake from 
thence runing south 50: rhod to a stake from thence runing 
west 320 Rhod to a white ash tree marked & from thence 
runing north to the bounds first mentioned to gather with 
common rights equal to other lots in said town No: 7 

James m c keen 
James Gregg 
Hugh m^Gumery 
Alin Anderson 
John m c murphy 

Commite 
Recorded this 15 th of February 1722/3 
pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



74 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

London Derey Decm r y e 21 8t 1722 
Laid out to m r Benning Wentworth a lot of land in said 
town containing 100 acres (viz) a home lot and secund devi- 
sion which is bounded as followeth begining at a white oake 
tree marked from thence runing east 320 Rhod to a stake 
from thence riming south 50 Rhods to a stake from thence 
runing west 320 Rhods to a stake from thence runing north 
to the bounds first mentioned to gather with common rights 
equal to other lots in said town No: 10 

James m c 'keen 
James Gregg 
Hugh mnKjrumery 
Alin Anderson 
John m c murphy 

Com tfc 
Recorded this 15 th of February 1722/3 
pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

It is hearby to be known y fc the said lot being laid out with 
11 Rhods wanting in the breanth that is laid 11 Rhod longer 
then the vieud Clear to the town line* 

pr John m c murphy 

Town Clerk & David Cargill Sirvayer 

Nutfield 1720 

London Derey Decembr y e 21 1722 
Laid out to Mark Hunking Esq r a lot of land in said town 
containing 100 acres (viz) the home lot and secund devision 
and is bounded as followeth begining at a wtalnut tree 
marked from thence runing west one hundred and sixty Rhod 
to a stake and bounding on Jess Cristees lot from thence run- 
ing south one hundred Rhods to a white oak tree marked 
from thence runing east 160 rhod to a hemlock tree marked 

• Very difficult to decipher.— Ed. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 75 

from thence riming north to the bounds first mentioned to 
gather with common rights equal to other lots in said town 

No: 1 
James m c Keen 
James Gregg 
Hugh nn^Gumery 
Alin Anderson 
John m c murphy 

Com" 
Eecorded this 15 th of February 1722/3 
pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

It is hearby to be known that we the Subscribers having 
indorsed the said Hunking's Eight herw: consenting by and 
unanimously agree to devide the home lot & second devision 
in Quantity and Quality & accordingly have & the north of 
s d lot consisting of fourty seven acres & an half and the south 
side of the lot is fifty two acres & and half this we have both 
consented to and is fully satisfied with which we Declare 
under our hands at Londonderry June y e 3 d 1729 

John Miller 
Hugh Eidell 

I was present at the Division of s d land and at the Signing 
of s d agrements. Attests pr me 

John macmurphy Town Clerk 



London Derey Decmbr y e 21: 1722 
Laid out to Eichard Wibert Esq r a lot of land in said town 
containing 100 acres (viz) a home lot and secund devision 
which is bounded as followeth begining at an elm tree 
marked standing on Chester line from thence runing south 
115 Ehods to a stake & so runing east from said stake & east 
south east from said elm upon Chester line until said lines 



76 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

meet at a Btake to gather with common rights equall to other 
lots in said Town No: 4 

James m c 'keen 
James Gregg 
Hugh m^Gumery 
Alin anderson 
John m c murphy 

Com" 
Recorded this 15 th of February 1722/3 
pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Londonderey Dembr y e 21: 1722 
Laid out to Thomas Packer esq 1 a lot of land in said town 
containing 100 acres (viz) a home lot and a secund devision 
which is bounded as followeth begining at a stake and so Tun- 
ing east 320 rhod unto a chestnut tree marked from thence 
riming south 50 rhods to a stake from thence runing west 
320 Rhod to a red oake tree marked from thence runing north 
to the bounds first mentioned to gather with common rights 
equal to other lots in said town N° 6 

James m c keen 
James Gregg 
Hugh m^Gumery 
Alin Anderson 
John m c murphy 

Com" 
Recorded this 19 th of February 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Londonderey march 1722 
Laid out to William Aikin fourty acres of land in said town 
be it more or less it being a secund devision of a full right 
which the said Aikin holds in said town which is bounded as 
followeth begining at a small popler marked standing on 
the side of a pece of land laid out to William Cochran from 
thence runing nor west 160 rhod to a pine tree marked from 
thence runing south west 59 rhod to a stake from thence 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 77 

riming south east to a pine tree marked from thence rim- 
ing north east to the bounds first mentioned 

David Cargil 
John m c murphy 

Com" 
Eeeorded this 19 th of February 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe town Clerk 

London Derey march 1722 
Laid out to John m c Clurg & 51 acres of land be it more or 
less which is a second devision and an amendment of a lots 
right which the said persons holds in said town which land is 
bounded as followeth (viz) begining at a pine tree marked 
standing at the east Corner of the home lot which the said 
m c Clurg lives on from thence runing west south west to a 
popler which popler bounds James alexanders lot from thence 
riming sou south east 167 rhods to a stake from thence runing 
east south east to a stake from thence runing nor north west 
to the bounds first mentioned 

David Cargill 
John m c murphy 

Corn" 
Eeeorded this 26 th of february 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Londonderey march 1722 
Laid out to Robart m c keen a lot of land in said town con- 
taining fourty acres be it more or less which is a secund de- 
vision of a lot which the said m c keen holds in said town which 
is bounded as followeth (viz) begining at a stake standing at 
the most northerly corner of James smiths lot from thence 
runing N N W eighty rhods to a pine tree marked from 
thence runing W S W 160 rhods to a stake from thence run- 
ing S S E eighty rhods to a stake from thence runing E 1ST 
E 160 rhods to the bounds first mentioned 



78 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

note that the streem which runs threw said lot is allredy 
granted it is therefore excepted out of the sd lot 

David Cargill 
W m Aikin 

Com" 
Kecorded this 21 st of Feb: 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nutfield Apriel y e 18 th 1719 
Laid out by the Corn" of said town two acres & an half of 
land to James M c Keen James JSTeasmith and James Clerk be 
it more or less bounded as followeth (viz) the first bound 
mark is a stake and heep of stons at the nor west corner and 
runing south and east along by John m c Conoghys part of the 
common field to a stake & heep of stons at the south corner 
and turning by the fence to a stake at James Greggs fence 
from thence runing north to a stake and heep of stons from 
thence west to the stake first mentioned: James m c keens part 
lyeth on the west side next to John M c Conoghys part and 
James Clerks part lyeth on the east next to James Gregs & 
James Neasmoths part lyieth betwen the two being devided 
and stakes and stons set betwixt every ones part 

John Moreson 
Rob tt Wear 
James m c keen 

Com" 
Recorded this 23 rd of February 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Nutfield 1722 

Laid out to John Stewart a lot of land in said town Con- 
taining 51 acres bounded as followeth begining at a white pine 
tree marked at the south east corner from thence runing 
due north by marked trees to m r m c Gregors west corner 
bounds bounding on David Crages lot and so continuing 
north until it com to a stake from thence runing nor west 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 79 

unto Tho s Steels Corner bounds buting on Will m Thompson 
and Hugh m^Grumereys lots from thence runing due south 
on the side of Tho s Steels lot unto an oyel nut tree by west 
runing brook and so runing up the brook as the brook goes 
unto the bounds first mentioned and what is wanting of 60: 
acres which is a full lot is to be made up of the most conve- 
nenant common land to gather with an intrest in the com- 
mon or undevided land in said Town equal to other lots 

James Gregg 
James M c Keen 
Rob tt Wear 
John Goffe 

Com" 
Recorded this 25 th of Feb: 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



Londonderry march 1722 

Laid out to John Stewart forty nine acres of Land be it 
more or less w c is a second division and nine acres y 1 his 
home lot wants belonging to aright said John Stewart holds 
in this town, butted and bounded as followeth (viz) begin- 
ing at a white oak tree marked w c is the south west angle 
thence running East two hundred and forty Rhods to stake 
and bounding on M r Moors land, thence running north to a 
stake, thence runing west two hundred and forty Rhods to 
astake and bounding on John Barr's land thence runing 
south as haverhill false line runs to the bounds first men- 
tioned 

William Aiken 
John M tt Murphy 

Commite 

Recorded this 4 th of Novembr 1724 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 



80 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Nutfield 1720 

Laid out to John M°Conoghy a lot of land in said town 
Containing sixty acres and is bounded as followeth beginning 
at a stake at the north end of the common field from thence 
riming north 122 rhod unto a pine tree marked boundin on 
James Greggs land from thence runing westrly 30 Rhods to 
an Ealm tree marked standing in a swamp from thence run- 
ing southerly bounding on beaver brook meddow unto a 
stake near a bunch of popler trees from thence runing south 
unto a pine tree mark near said meddow lying on west run- 
ning brook from thence up said brook bounding on y e med- 
dow until it com to henery Greens land bounding on Abel 
Merrel & Randal Alexanders land until it com near the said 
Common field bridg and so bounding on y e said field to the 
bounds first mentioned allso 10 acres of land laid out for the 
amendment of his horn lot lying on the west side of said lott 
bounded south & north on a meddow to gather with an intrest 
in y e Common land equal to other lots in said Town 

John M c Murphy 
John Wallis 
James Gregg 
James Lindsay 
Alin Anderson 

Com u 
Recorded this 25 th of Febr: 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 



Londonderry March 1722 

Then Laid out to Stephen Pierce aLot of Land contain- 
ing forty acres be it more or Less which is asecond division 
the said pierce holds in said town which Lot is bounded as 
foloweth (viz) with awhite oak tree standing on the N": E: 
corner from thence running S: b E to astake one hundred and 
eight rhods and so running W: b: S: ninty Rhods to a white 
oak tree marked and bounding on John Woodburns Lot from 
thence running N: b W 108 Rhods to a white oak tree marked 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 81 

from thence running E: b: JST: to the bounds first mentioned 
N°16 

David Cargill 
John m tt murphy 
William Aikine 

Committe 
Kecorded this 8 th of May 1723 
pr John M tt Murphy town Clerk 

Londonderey Feb l 8t 1721/2 

Laid out to Cap tt James Gregg and to John Gregg two 
mendments and the want of Will m Greggs lott a pece of land 
lying at Eastmans near Camp Containing 74 acres in quantity 
for 50 acres of Good land buted and bounded as followeth 
begining at a larg pitch pine tree and runing nor west 120 
Ehod to a stake bounding on Abel Merrels mendment then 
runing south west ninety nine rhods to a pine tree bounding 
partly on Rob" Wear and partly on the Common from thence 
runing south east one hundred and twenty Rhods to a stake 
bounding all along on the common land from thence runining 
north east ninety nine Rhod to the bounds first mentioned 

John M c murphy 
John Wallis 
James Lindsey 
Alin Anderson 

Com" 
Recorded this 4 th of march 1722/3 
pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

Londonderrey 1722 

Laid out to John Bell a lot of land in this town contain- 
ing one hundred acres be it more or less which is a home lot 
and second devision which the said Bell holds in this town 
which hundred acres is bounded as followeth (viz) begining 
at a pitch pine tree marked from thence runing north east 
three hundred and twenty rhod to a red oake tre marked and 
bounding on andrew Tods lot from thence runing N" W sixty 



82 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Rhods to a stake & stons from thence runing S W to a med- 
dow and bounding on the meddow south easterly to a pine 
tree marked standing on David Moresons lot from thence Tun- 
ing south easterly to the bounds first mentioned to gather 
with an intrest in y e common land equal to other lots 

David Cargil 
James m c ken 
sam 11 Graves 
John Goffe 
James Gregg 
Rob" Wear 
John moreson 
David Cargill Ju r 

Will" 8 Aikin 

Com" 
Recorded this 4 th of march 1722/3 
Pr John Goffe Town Clerk 

London Derey feb 1722 

Laid out to Rob" m c keen David Dicke & patrek Duglis 
three acres of meddow be it more or less which meddow lies 
upon Aikins brook bounded at the uper end by John m c clurgs 
line of his mendment land and so down the brook until you 
com to pine tree marked near a beaver dam on each side the 
brook 

James Gregg 
John Goffe 

Com" 
Recorded this 4 th of march 1722/3 

it is hearby to be known y l the above meadow have been 
wieved (?) by the Commite of meadows and have been wieved 
(?) by them three acres 

David Cargill 
Jo: Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchel 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 83 

Londonderry March 1722 

Laid out to James Clark aLot of Land in said town contain- 
ing forty acres be it more or less which Lot is bounded as 
fclloweth (viz) begining at a white oak tree marked standing 
on the most northerly corner of said Lot from thence running 
S: W: one hundred and sixty Ehod to a pitch pine tree 
marked from thence running S: E: ninty Ehods to a pitch 
pine tree marked from thence running 1ST: E on hundred and 
sixty Ehods to a stake bounding on John m u neals Lot from 
thence running N: W: to the bounds first mentioned 

N° 42 
David Cargill 
John M"Murphy 

Committe 
Eecorded this 20 th of June 1723 
Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry, march: 1722. 

Laid out to Daniell n^Dufie a lot of land in said town con- 
taining thirty acres which is a thirty acre lot the said m tt Dufie 
holds in this town and is bounded as followeth (viz) begin- 
ning at a stake standing on the south west angle of said land 
from thence running east two hundred and forty Ehods to 
a stake from thence running north twenty Ehods to a stake 
from thence running West two hundred and twenty Ehods 
to a stake and bounding on John Eicheys Lot from thence 
running South to the bounds first mentioned which is the 
full of what the said m tt Dufie is to have in said town 

David Cargill 
John M u Murphy 

Committe 

Eecorded this 15 th of Jully 1723 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry March 1722 

Laid out to Archibald Clandinine aLot of Land in said 
town containing forty five acres be it more or Less which is 



84 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

a Second divisione the said Clandinine holds in said town and 
five acres he bought from the town which Land is bounded 
as followeth (viz) betwen the Lands of James Nesmith on the 
south and daniell andersones on the north bounded on the 
S: W: with a red oak and so running East to astake from 
thence running north to an oak tree marked from thence run- 
ning West to astake from thence running South to the bounds 
first mentioned and bounding on the Lands of M r M u Gregor 
and James adams N° 106 

David Cargill 
John MuMurphy 

Comitte 
Recorded this 21 st of June 1723 
Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722. 

Laid out to Edward aiekine aLot of land in said town con- 
taining forty acres be it more or less which is a lot of land 
said aiekine draws for a second division of a right he holds in 
said town and is bounded as followeth (viz) begining at a red 
oak tree marked standing on Canada street line from thence 
running West and be south one hundred and sixty Rhods to 
a stake from thence running nor and be west sixty rhods 
pine tree marked, from thence running East and noth one 
hundred and sixty Rhods to a stake from thence running 
south and be East to the bounds first mentioned 

note that this Said bound Contains some meadow which 
is Exemted from Sd Lot N° 15 Lot 

David Cargill 
John M u Murphy 
Eprhiam aiekin 

Committe 
Recorded this 17 th of Septembr 1723 
Pr John MuMurphy Town Clark 

Londonderry octobr the 29 th 1723 
Laid out by order of the town afarm Given in the Charter 
to the Rev d m r James m* Gregore Containing two hundred 



EARLY RECORD'S OF LONDONDERRY. 85 

and fifty acres of land lying and being to the northeast of 
Cubages pond so Called Butted and Bounded as followeth 
(viz) begining at a small white oak which is the south east 
angle and so running Eastward of the north two hundred 
Rhods by marked trees to ablack oak tree marked and a heap 
of stones, from thence running norward of the west two hun- 
dred Rhods by marked trees to a heap of stones thence run- 
ning westward of the south two hundred Rhods to a white 
oak tree marked and a heap of stones from thence running 
southward of the east two hundred Rhods to the bounds 
first mentioned 

Alexander nikols 

John moore. 

Samuell Graves 

William Aiken 

Commite 

Joseph Varnum Lot Layer 
Samuell Danforth Survayer 

Recorded this 8 th of nov br 1723 

Pr John M^Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry octobr y e 29 th 1723 
Laid out by order of the town afarm Given in the Charter 
to M r James M c Keen esq r Containing two hundred and fifty 
acres of Land lying and being to the south westerly of flate 
rock meadow butted and Bounded as followeth (viz) begining 
at a heap of stones upon a rock near said meadow at the north 
east angle and so running near nor west by marked trees and 
heaps of stones untill it come to the meadow from thence 
bounding on the meadow untill it come to a small pitch pine 
tree standing near the brook near where the brook comes 
out of the pond about two hundred and eighty Rhods from 
then running near south west by marked trees and heaps of 
stones an hundred and thirty two Rhods to a black ash tree 
marked standing in a little swamp or pond hole then running 



86 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

near south east a bout three hundred and eighty rhods to 
astake then running north to the bounds first mentioned 

Alexander nikels 
John moore, 
Samuell Graves 
William aiken 

Committe 
Joseph Varnum Lot Layer 
Samuell Danforth Survayer 
Recorded this 8 th of nov br 1723 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry octobr y e 29 th 1723 
Laid out by order of the town afarm Given in the Charter 
to M r David Cargill Junior containing one hundred acres of 
land lying and' being to the south west of the rock called 
Butterfields rock Butted and bounded as followeth (viz) 
begining at a heap of stones at the norward angle and from 
thence running westward of the south south west eighty rhods 
to a heap of stones from thence running southward of the 
east south east two hundred Rhods to a heap of stones, 
from thence running east ward of the nor north east eighty 
Rhods to a white oak marked and a heap of stones then run- 
ning norward of west nor west to the bounds first 
mentioned. 

Alexander nikels 

John Moore 

Samuell Graves 

William aiken 

Committe 

Joseph Varnum lot Layer 

Samuell Danforth Survayer 
Recorded this 11 of novembr 1723 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry October y e 31 1723 
Laid out by order of the town afarm Given in the Charter 
to Cap 1 James Gregg Containing one hundred and fifty acres 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 87 

of Land Lying and being near the brook Called litle Cohasak 
to the south westerly of said brook butted and bounded as 
followeth (viz) begining at a great heap of stones Lying upon 
a flat rock near a pond at the north angle and so running a 
Litle southward of south west an hundred and fifty Rhods 
to a pitch pine tree marked, then running aLitle east ward of 
south east an hundred and sixty Ehods to a pitch pine tree 
marked, then running a Litle north ward of northeast an 
hundred and fifty Ehods to a rock and stones then running 
a Litle northward of norwest an hundred and sixty Ehods to 
the bounds first mentioned as also the half of the stream that 
lyes at the north east end of Lev* John Goffes farm with the 
one half of the conveniency which whole conveniency is one 
acre on the south westerly side of said stream and half an acre 
on the north east side of said stream 

Alexander nikols 

John Moore 

Samuell Graves 

william aikin 
* Committee 

Joseph varnum lot Layer 

Samuell Danforth Survayer 
Eecorded this 11 th of novembr 1723 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry October y e 31 1723 
Laid out by order of the town afarm given in the Charter to 
Lev* John Goffe containing one hundred acres of land lying 
and being near the brook called litle Cohasak to the south 
westerly of said brook Butted and bounded as followeth (viz) 
beginning at a heap of stones upon a rock on the southerly 
side of said stream or brook being the norward angle then 
running a Litle southward of south west two hundred Ehods 
to a pitch pine tree marked, then running a litle east ward of 
south east eighty two rhods to a Eock and stones, then run- 
ning a Litle north ward of north east a hundred and ninty 
six Ehods to apitch pine tree marked near the brook bound- 



88 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

ing on the meadow untill it come to the acre of land thats 
allowed for the conveniency of the stream and so to the 
bounds first mentioned as also the half of the said stream that 
Lyes at the noreast of said farm also there is allowance made 
in this farm for the conveniency of said stream and for arod 
or way for M r Gregg to said stream. 

Alexander nikels 

John Moore 

Samuell Graves 

William aiken 

Commitre 

Joseph varnum Lot Layer 

Samuell Danforth survayer 
Recorded this 11 th of novembr 1723 
Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to John M^urphy a lot of Land in said town con- 
taining fifty acres be it more or less which is a second divi- 
sione lot the said John n^murphy draws of a right he holds 
ia said town nine acres of said lot that he wanted of his 
homestead lot and one acre that he got in part payment of a 
road that the town thought convenient to lay out in his lot 
which is butted and bounded as followeth (viz) begining at 
a stake and stones standing on the south west angle at the 
butt end of Samuell Houstones Lot or David Craigs lot then 
running northerly as Haverhill old line runs untill it come to 
asmall maple tree marked standing in a swamp marked on 
three corners and marked on the southerly angle with the 
letters L V I I and bounding on David Craigs lot and andrew 
spaldings lot, then running east about two hundred and 
fourty Rhods to a chessnutt tree and marked with the letters 
L V I I bounding upon Alexander M^Murphys lot, then run- 
ning south by marked trees to a stake which is the nor east 
angle of David Cargills second division then running west 
and bounding on said David Cargills Lot or second division to 



EAELY BECOEDS OF LONDONDEEEY. 89 

the bounds first mentioned with an intrest in the commons 
equall to other lots in said town 

David Cargill 
W m Aikin 
John ^Murphy 

Committe 
Recorded this 12 th of december 1723 

pr John M^urphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1723 
Laid out to Alexander n^murphy and James Ligget half a 
lot with its second divisione containing fifty acres be it 
more or less which lot is bounded and Butted as followeth 
(viz) begining at a small maple tree standing in a swamp 
which is the southwest angle of said lot then running north- 
erly as Haverhill old line runs to a white oak tree marked and 
bounding on andrew spaldings lot, then running east by 
marked trees, about two hundred and forty rhods to astake 
and bounding upon Levtenant Governour Wentworths farm 
then running south by marked trees to a Chestnut tree marked 
which is the nor east angle of John n^murphys second divi- 
sione then running west and bounding on John n^murphs sec- 
ond devisione to the bounds first mentioned togather with an 
intrest in the commons equall to other half lots 

David Cargill 
William aiken 
John M^Murphy 

Committe 
Recorded this 13 th of December 1723 
Pr John M^urphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to William Nikels forty acres of land be it more 
or less lying East of that Called Leverits land bounded on 
the nor west by a stake and so running East two hundred and 
fcrty rhods by marked trees and joyning on william Hum- 
phras lot or second division to a stake, from thence running 



90 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

south to mitchels lot to a stake and so running west and by 
south and bounding on mitchel Thomson and Kenedy to 
Haverhill false line and so bounding norward on said line, to 
the bounds first mentioned which forty acres is asecond divi- 
sion of a right the said nikels holds in said town 

David Cargill 
John M tt Murphy 

Committe 
Recorded this 14 th of Decembr 1723 
Pr John M lt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722 

Laid out to James and John morisone forty acres of land 

be it more or less lying east of Governour Wentworths farm 

and is bounded on the nor west angle at a stake and from 

thence running south by marked trees two hundred and 

seventy two Rhods to a stake, from thence running east and 

by nor: forty Rhods to a stake, from thence running north 

two hundred and seventy two Rhods to a stake and bounding 

upon James Thomsones lott, from thence running west and 

by south to the bounds first mentioned, which is forty acres 

the said morisons holds in part of their second divisions of 

their rights they hold in said town 

David Cargill 

John M fc Murphy 

Committe 

Recorded this 19 th of December 1723 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark. 

Notjs.— This is one of the items which cannot be deciphered in places 
with certainty. Some words have been retouched by a recent reader, and 
others are too faded to be read.— Ed. 

Londonderry march 1723 

Laid out to Joseph Kidder forty acres of land be it more or 
less which is a second divisone of a right he formerly held in 
this town and Lyeth in Canada west ranges and is bounded on 
the nor east by a pine tree marked from thence running west 
and by south one hundred and sixty Rhods by marked trees 
to a pine tree marked, from thence running south and by 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 91 

east forty rhods to a stake, from thence running east and by 
north one hundred and sixty rhods to a stake, from thence 
running nor and by west to the bounds first mentioned N° 11 

David Cargill 
John M u Murphy 

Committe 

Londonderry January y e 10 th 1723/4 

Laid out to Eobert, James, & John Doak a lot of Land Con- 
taining thirty six acres be it more or less which is the mende- 
ment of their two homestead lots Butted and bounded as fol- 
loweth (viz.) begining at a black oak marked which is the 
nor west angle, thence runing east nor east by marked trees 
one hundred and ten Ehods to a small red oak marked thence 
running south south east twenty two Ehods by marked trees 
to a stake, thence runing west south west by marked trees to 
a stake standing near areed oak marched, thence runing nor 
nor west to the Bounds first mentioned 

David Cargill 
John M u Murphy 

Committe 

Eecorded this 20 th of January 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722 

Laid out to John archibald a lot of land Containing forty 
acres be it more or less together with as much land as affords 
one Highway where the town shall think fit of four Ehods 
wide, which is a second divisione of aright the s d archibald 
holds in s d town butted and bounded as followeth (viz:) be- 
gining at a stake which is the south east Corner of Thomas 
Wilsons lot then runing half apoint to the south of west as 
s d wilsons line runs one hundred and five Ehods to a red oak 
tree marked, thence runing south one hundred and sixty 
Ehods by marked trees to astake thence runing half apoint 
to the north of East one hundred and five Ehods to astake 
thence turningback s d line twenty two Ehods to a white oak 
tree marked thence runing about eighty Ehods to asmall 



92 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

popular tree marked, thence runing half apoint to the north 
of east to the corner stake of his home lot, thence runing 
north to the hound first mentioned and bounding upon his 
heme lot 

David Cargill 
John M u Murphy 
Committe 
Recorded this 20 th of January 1723/4 
pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July 23 d 1723 
Laid out to Joseph Simons one acre of meadow he it more 
or less begining at a stake and so runing aCros the meadow 
and bounding on John Senters meadow and so by upland to 
Robert M c keens meadow s d meadow goes by the name of six 
acre meadow 

David Cargill Comitte 
Recorded this 23d of January 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July the 23d 1723 
Laid out to Joseph Kidder one acre of meadow be it more 
or less Which meadow goes by the name of Butterrlelds 
meadow begining at a stake and bounding on Samuel Graves 
meadow so runing a Cross the meadow to the upland and 
bounding on the upland round the meadow to the bounds 
first mentioned 

David Cargill Committe 
Recorded this 23 d of January 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to Mathew Clark forty acres of land be it more 
or less, which lot lyeth at the westerly end of across range 
and is bounded as followth on the north by apopular tree 
marked from thence runing west south west one hundred & 
sixty Rhods to a stake from thence runing south south west 
sixty seven Rhods to astake from thence runing east nor east 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 93 

one hundred and sixty Rhod to a white oak tree marked from 
thence runing nor nor west to the bounds first mentioned 

N° 31 
David Cargill 
John M tt Murphy 
Committe 
Recorded this 23 d of January 1723/4 
Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to William Thomson alot of land containing fifty 
eight acres be it more or less which is asecond division of 
aright the s d thomson holds in s d town together with eightine 
acre of his homestead butted and bounded as as followeth (viz) 
begining at astake at the southwest angle thence runing east 
by marked trees two hundred and forty Rhods to astake and 
bounding on Robert morisons land thence runing north f ourty 
four Rhods to astake thence runing west two hundred and 
forty Rhods to astake and bounding on John archibalds land 
thence runing south to the bounds first mentioned 

David Cargill 
John M u Murphy 
Committe 
Recorded this 23 d of January 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry Decembr y e 21 st 1722 
Laid out to Mr Richard Waldron alot of land in s d town 
Containing one hundred acres (viz) ahome lot and second 
division which is bounded as followeth begining at awhite 
oak tree marked from thence runing East three hundred and 
twenty Rhods to astake from thence runing south fifty Rhods 
to astake from thence runing west three hundred and twenty 
Rhods to a white oak tree marked from thence runing north 



94 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

to the bounds first mentioned together with common rights 
in s d town equall to other lots in s d town N° 9 

Given pr 

James M t Keen 
James Gregg 
Hugh mountGumery, 
Alan anderson 
John M tt Murphy 
Committe 
Recorded this 28 th of January 1723/4 
Pr John M u Murphy town Clerk, 

Londonderry march 1722 

Laid out to John Barr Eighty acres of land be it more or 
less which land is a second division of aright s d Barr holds in 
said town and forty acres and forty acres of homestead land 
which land is bounded on the south west by astake, bounding 
on William Humphras lot and so runing East by marked trees 
two hundred and forty Rhods and bounding on John Stewart 
land to astake and so runing north by marked trees fifty five 
rhods to astake and so runing west by marked trees two hun- 
dred and forty rhods to a reed oak tree marked standing on 
Haverhill false line and bounding on Samuel Houstounes land 
and so bounding on s d line southerly to the bounds first men- 
tioned which second division is N° 63 

also forty acres of land be it more or less which is asecond 
division of another right he holds in s d town which lot Lyeth 
nor west of James Rodgers lot and is bounded on the south 
by awhite oak tree marked and so runing nor east on s d 
Rodgers lot one hundred and sixty Rhods to astake and so 
runing nor west eighty Rhods to astake and so runing south 
west one hundred and sixty Rhods to astake and so runing 
south east to the bounds first mentioned N° 64 

David Cargill 
John M u Murphy 
Committe 

Recorded this 28 th of January 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 95 

Londonderry July y e 26 th 1723 
Laid out to Robert Boys one acre and five Rhods of meadow 
be it more or less Lying below Leverets meadow bounded at 
the upper end by a Crotclied maple and so down to stakes 
which bounds Coies meadow 

David Cargill 
Allan anderson 
John Bell 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 4 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M" Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 21 st 1723 
Laid out to andrew spalding aLot of meadow in s d town 
Containing eighty Rhod be it more or less which lot is 
bounded by pine trees marked on each side of the meadow 
which bounds betwen s d lot and samuel Graves Lots and 
bounding on the uplands to the lower end of the meadow 

also aLot of meadow Lying at Eastmans foordway Contain- 
ing one hundred and sixty Rhods be it more or less which 
lot is bounded by ared oak and a pitch pine which trees 
bounds Samuel Graves lot and bounding downward on the 
upland on each side of the brook to a pitch pine tree on west 
the side and awhite oak tree on the other side 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Allen Anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 4 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march i722 

Laid out to Robert Boys forty acres of land be it more or 

less which is the second division of aright he holds in s d town 

and lyeth on Canada west Range and is bounded on the south 

East by astak and so runing west & be south one hundred and 



96 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

sixty Rhods to astake and bounding on the town commons 
from thence riming East & be nor: one hundred and sixty 
Rhods to ared oak tree marked and bounding on John Blairs 
lot from thence runing south & be East to the bounds first 
mentioned note y t what is flowed by the Beavers is exemted 
out of s d lot N° 21 

David Cargill 
John M tt murphy 
Committe 
Recorded this 4 th of January 1723/4 
Pr. John m u murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to Robert morison Hugh muntgumery Will m 
Thomson John Richey & John archibald forty acres of land 
be it more or less which is an amendment to their home lots 
and lyeth at the north end of Canada East range and is 
bounded on the norwest by apine tree marked and so runing 
East and be nor one hundred & sixty Rhods to astake thence 

runing south & be East sixty Rhods to astake 

thence runing west & be south one hundred & sixty Rhods 
to ared oak and Joyning to Will m Cochrans lot, thence runing 
nor & be west to the bounds first mentioned N° 4 

David Cargill 
John M" Murphy 
Committe 
Recorded this 4 th of January 1723/4 
Pr. John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 18 1723 
Laid out to John m tt murphy alot of meadow in the wes- 
terly side of beaver brook Containing one hundred and thirty 
five Rhods be it more or less which lot is bounded as follow- 
eth begining at astake which bounds on will m Humphras Lot 
& bounding on s d lot by stakes untill it come to the pine 
island to astake and so bounding on s d island two Rhods 
on s d island every where to astake which bounds on John 
archibalds lot and so bounding on s d lots by stakes untill it 
come to beaver river and so runing up s d brook as the brook 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 97 

runs untill it come to the bounds first mentioned which lot 
is eightine Rhods in the midle 

as also alot of meadow on the East side of beaver river Con- 
taining Sixty Rhods be it more or less which lot is bounded 
with astake which bounds John archibalds lot and bounding 
on s d lot by stakes to the ash swamp and bounding on s d 
swamp to astake which bounds will m Humphras lot and so 
bounding on s d lot by stakes to the upland and bounding on 
y e upland to the bounds first mentioned which lot is five 
Rhods & an half brod at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Allen andersone 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 4 th of January 1723/4 
Pr John m u murphy Town Clark. 

Londonderry June the 29 th 1723 
Laid out to John m tt murphy one acre and fifty five Rhods 
of meadow be it more or less Lying below Ezekiels pond 
which lot is bounded as followeth begining on the westerly 
side at adry tree bounding on David Craigs meadow and so 
runing down the brook and bounding on the upland untill it 
come to abeaver dam or fals and so over the brook by the 
upland untill the upland past the meadows and so up s d brook 
on the easterly side and bounding on the upland untill it 
come to astake against agreat rock s d stake being astraight 
line to the dry tree s d meadow now to be fenced to the best 
advantage but if so be s d m u murphy take in of the towns 
commons he shall not claim s d land but to two Rhods to all 
and every part in said meadow N° 5 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John Mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 8 th of January 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 



98 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

It is hearby to be known y 1 y e Com tte that viewed the mead- 
ows have judged said meadows to be but one acre and five 
Rhods upon a second Consideration 

attest pr me John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to James alexander forty acres of Land be it more 
or less lying at the south east side and nor east end of John 
m c Clurgs land, and is bounded on the west by a stake 3 from 
thence runing east nor east one hundred and twenty six Rhods 
to a popular tree marked from thence runing south south east 
sixty seven Rhods to astake from thence runing west south 
west one hundred and twenty six Rhods to astake from 
thence runing nor nor west to the bounds first mentioned 
which forty acres is the second division of aright he holds 
in s d town note y 1 y e meadow within s d bounds is exempted 
from s d lot, N°: 103 

David Cargill 
John m u murphy 
Committe 
Recorded this 8 th of January 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to abraham Holms forty acres of land be it more 
or less which is the second division of aright s d holms holds 
in this town and lyeth at the west south west end of aireses 
range and is bounded on the south at astake and so runing 
west south west one hundred and sixty Rhods to astake thence 
runing nor nor west eighty Rhods to a stake thence running 
east nor east one hundred and sixty Rhods to astake thence 
running south south east to the bounds first mentioned X° 29 

David Cargill 
John m 11 murphy 
Committe 
Recorded this 8 th of January 1723/4 
Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 99 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to Samuel morisone forty acres of land be it more 
or less which lot lyeth on the west of Canada street line and 
is bounding on the nor east by ared oak tree marked and so 
running west and be south one hundred and sixty Rhods to 
astake from thence running south and be east forty five Ehods 
to apine tree marked from thence running east and be nor 
one hundred and sixty Ehods to awhite oak tree marked from 
thence running nor & be west to the bounds first mentioned 
which lot is a second division of aright s d morisone holds in 
this town N° 14 

David Cargill 
John M u Murphy 
Committe 
Recorded this 8 th of January 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 25 th 1723 
Laid out to Jesse Cristey two acres and three quarters of 
meadow be it more or less Lying on y e north side of Leverets 
brook and is bounded by the uper end by stakes which bounds 
Campbell Lot and down s d brook to astake which bounds John 
m c neals and so running by stakes to the upland to awhite oak 
tree marked and so by the upland to the bounds first men- 
tioned 

David Cargill 

Alen andersone 
John Bell 
John mitchell 

Committe 

Recorded this 8 th of January 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 22 ed 1723 

Laid out to Alexander m u murphy & James Ligget alot of 

meadow Containing sixty rhods be it more or less which 

lot lyeth in the white rock meadow & is bounded on m tt Duf- 

fee meadow by asmall brook Coming in from the East & is 



100 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

bounded on the upland and on Beaver brook up to asmall 
brook which bounds m u neals meadow & on s d brook up to 

stakes which bound will: Gilmors meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Kecorded this 10 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John m tfc murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723/1 
Laid out to alex: m fc murphy one acre of meadow be it more 
or less which lot lyeth in leverits meadow and is bounded 
by stakes betwen the lots of Rodger & Campbell 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Becorded this 10 th of february 1723/1 
pr John M lt Murphy Town Clark 

Londondery June y e 17 th 1723 
Laid out to alexander m* neall alot of meadow in s d town 
Containing Eighty Rhods be it more or less and is bounded 
as followeth begining at astake which bound Hugh muntgum- 
erys lot and bounding on s d lot to y e pine Island and bounding 
on s d Island to astake which bounds John Richey and bound- 
ing on s d Richeys lot by stakes to the upland and bounded 
as the meadow is bounded to the bounds first mentioned w c 
lot is five Rhods and J wide 

Also alot of meadow in the East side of beaver brook Con- 
taining thirty five Rhods be it more or less which lot is 
bounded by stakes betwen Hugh muntgumery and John 
Richey and by John Barrs meadow at the one end and the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 101 

aforesaid brook at the other end which lot is two Rhods & 
an half wide at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 10 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John m tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 2 d 1723 
Laid out to Alexander m u neall one acre and thirty Rhods 
of meadow be it more or less which lot is bounded by stakes 
by Samuel moores lot and Comprehends all the meadow 
betwen s d bounds and southerly to a maple on y e west side 
and asmal pine one the East 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 10 th of february 1723/4 
Pr: John, M" ? Murphy, Town Clark 

Londonderry July 1723 
Laid out to alexander m tt neall one hundred and thirty 
rhods of meadow be it more or less which meadow lyeth in 
rumeley mash and is bounded by the upland at the Easterly 
runn and upwards to a stake which bound Robert Wilsons 
lot and upward on the pine swamp and on the upland to the 
head of the meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 10 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 



102 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry July 3 d 1723 
Laid out to James alexander fifty Rhods of meadow be it 
more or less which lot is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of 
James morisone and Samuell moore and by the upland at each 
end which lot is four Ehods & one quarter wide in y e midle 

also fifty Ehods of meadow be it more or less which lot is 
bounded by stakes on the above mens lots and by an Island in 
the meadow at one end and y 6 upland on the other which lot 
is nine rhods wide at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John Mtt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 28 th 1723 
Laid out to James Alexander one hundred and thirty rhods 
of meadow be it more or less which lot lyeth in oyl stone 
meadow and is bounded on James morisons lot & upwards on 
y c upland by stakes which bounds Thomas Steel lot together 
with a apeace of meadow lying in the springs and Compre- 
hends all the meadow from mr m fc Gregors meadow and down 
the run to where the hils comes near together 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 17 th 1723 

Laid out to James alexander aLot of meadow in s d town 

Containing forty Rhods be it more or less and is bounded as 

followeth begining at astake which bounds John m c Conoeheys 

lot from thence runing by stakes on s d m c Coneheys lot to the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 103 

pine Island and bound on s d Island to astake w c bounds Hugh 
muntgumerys lot & bounding on s d lot by stakes to the upland 
and bounding on the meadow bounds to the bounds first men- 
tioned which lot is three Rhods wide in the midle also a lot 
of meadow in the East side of beaver brook Containing forty 
Rhods be it more or less which lot lyeth betwen John m t Cone- 
heys and Hugh muntgumery and is bounded by stakes bound- 
ing on John Barrs lot at the one end and beaver brook at the 
other end w c lot is four Rhods wide 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to abram Holms one acre one hundred and forty 
five rhods of meadow near bear hill be it more or less which 
lot lyeth two peaces of it below s d hill and another part alitle 
below, which part is bounded by stakes on Samuell morisones 
lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John m fct Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 22 d 1723 
Laid out to abram Holms alot of meadow in s d town Con- 
taining thirty five rhods be it more or less which lot is 
bounded by stakes betwen y e s d lot and John m c Clurgs lot 
and the meadow bounds at the upper end of y e meadow which 
is agreat oak tree on the upland and amaple tree on the brook 
and by the brook at one side 



104 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Also seventy Rhods of meadow be it more or less which lot 
is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of John Wallace and 
John Given and by the upland at each end which lot is five 
rhods & an half at the midle 

Also thirty rhods of meadow be it more or less which lot 
lyeth betwen John Walace and David morisones lot bounded 
on s d Walace by awhite oak tree on one side and a stake in y e 
meadow which two afores d lots lyeth in the five and twenty 
acre meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 17 th 1723 
Laid out to Robert morison alot of meadow lying in the 
upper end of leverits meadow which lot begins at awhite oak 
marked and astake in the meadow and so bounding on the 
upland to apitch pine tree marked standing on the upland 
6 d tree bounding David Cargills lot and so runing by stakes to 
Hugh muntgumerys lot and so bounding on the pine swamp 
up to the stakes first mentioned 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr. John m tl murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July 1 st 1723 
Laid out to Robert morison one hundred and twenty rhods 
of meadow be it more or less which lot is bounded by stakes 
betwen the lots of John Richey & Ro* Doak and by the up- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 105 

land at each end, as also one quarter of an acre in s d meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John Mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
pr John M tfc Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 17 th 1723 
Laid out to Robert morison alot of meadow in s d town Con- 
taining one hundred Rhods be it more or less and is bounded 
as followeth begining at astake from thence running by 
stakes and bounding on James morisons lot to asmall Island 
and bounding on s d island to a rock in the meadow and so to 
the nearest place of the pine Island and bounding on said 
Island to a dry pine tree which bounds alexander nikels lot 
and so by stakes to the meadow bounding on the upland and 
so running by the meadow to the bounds first mentioned being 
thirtine Rhods wide at the midle 

Also alot of meadow lying betwen west running brook and 
the meadow bounds on the upland and is bounded by stakes 
and lyeth betwen James morison and Will: nikels and Con- 
taining sixty Rhods more or less which lot is five Rhods wide 
ai the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 24 th 1723 
Laid out to Samuel morison one acre one hundred and 
thirty Rhods of meadow be it more or less which lot lyeth at 



106 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Bear-hill and is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of abram 
Holms and David morison 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of January 1723/4 
pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 22 d 1723 
Laid out to Samuel morison alot of meadow in s d town Con- 
taining thirty Rhods be it more or less which lot is bounded 
by stakes betwen y e lots of John bell and william aiken on 
one side and. the upland at the other 

also one hundred and twenty Rhods of meadow be it more 
or less which lot lyeth in the five and twenty acre meadow and 
is bounded on John m u Clurg meadow by stakes and so bound- 
ing round on the upland from s d bounds and Cuts aCross arun 
which runs out of s d meadow at awhite oak tree. 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tfc Murphy Town Clark 

I the afternamed named Sam le morison surenders the s d 

thirty Rhods of meadow to John Bell this 1 st of February 

1733/4 ass witness my hand 

Samuel Morison 

Londonderry June y e 22 ed 1 723 
Laid out to John Shields and James Rodgers alot of 
meadow in s d town containing twenty Rhods be it more or 
less which lot lyeth betwen the lots of Lev* John Goffe and 
John Crumey and is bounded by trees betwen each and the 
meadow bounds at everv side 



EARLY" RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 107 

also fiftine Rhods of meadow be it more or less w c lot is 
bounded by stakes betwen the lot of Governour Suit and 
David Craig and by the upland at each side of y e meadow- 
David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 27 th 1723 
Laid out to James Rodgers and John Shilds one acre of 
Leverits meadow be it more or less which lot lyeth betwen the 
lots of Gilmore and M tt; murphie and is bounded by stakes 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 22^ 1723 
Laid out to John Shields & James Rodgers an acre and half 
and five rhods be it more or less which lot lyeth on beaver 
brook above swords point meadow bounded at the lower end 
by adry pine tree with a knot on one side and upwards to 
apine tree about seven rhods below forge fals 

David Cargill 
John Bell- 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 



108 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry July y e 26 th 1723 
Laid out to William Campbell one acre one hundred and ten 
Rhods of meadow be it more or less w c lot lyeth in Leverits 
meadow and is bounded at the upper end by stakes on 
m tt murphys lot and down to stakes w c bounds Cristeys lot 
on the west of y e brook and down the S East side of the brook 
to the lower end of the meadow to a beaver dam 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 2 ed 1723 
Laid out to William Campbell forty Rhods of meadow be it 
more or less w c is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of alen 
anderson and Handle alexander and by the upland at each 
end, which lot is five Rhod wide at the midle also forty Rhods 
of meadow be it more or less which lot is bounded by stakes 
on Randle alexanders lot on one side and by stakes on the 
meadows of anderson, morison, alexander, and moore, and 
by the upland at each end which lot is six Rhod wide in the 
midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 17 th 1723 

Laid out to James Gilmore and James Rodgers one lot of 

meadow in s d town Containing aquarter of an acre be it more 

or less and is bounded as followeth (viz) begining at astake 

standing on the meadow bounds and so running as the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 109 

meadow bound runs to astake bounding John m u Coneheys 
lot and so bounding by stakes on s d m* Coneheys lot to the 
pine Island and bounding on s d Island to astake which bounds 
John Barr lot and bounding on s d Bans lot to the bounds 

first mentioned w c lot is four rhods wide in the midle 

also alot of meadow lying on the East side of beaver 



brook Containing forty Ehods be it more or less w c lot is 
bounded by John m u Coneheys lot untill stakes one the one 
side and the meadow bounds on the upland on the other and 
beaver brook at one end and John Barrs lot on the other 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John Mitchell 

Committe 
Eecorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to James moore one hundred and twenty Rhods 
of meadow be it more or less which meadow is two ponds 
known by the name of aireses pond one being bounded round 
by the upland and y e other bounded by the upland down to 
aswamp oak in the meadow and adry tree in aswamp 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Eecorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 



110 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry June y e 22 ed 1723 
Laid out to James moore alot of meadow in s d town con- 
taining thirty Rhods be it more or less w c lot lyeth in the 
lower end of the six acre meadow or swamp near aikens and 
is bounded by adry tree standing in the meadow which tree 
bounds John Crumeys lot and Comprehends all the meadow 
betwen s d bounds and the upland at the lower end of the 

meadow also one acre & one hundred 

and thirty Ehods of meadow be it more or less in the four- 
tine acre meadow from the West Crook at the Lower end of 
y e said meadow up to the stakes which bounds James Blairs 
lot on the west 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 22 d 1723 

Laid out to Edward aiken two acres of meadow be it more 

or less which lot lyeth betwen butterfields meadow brook 

below s d meadow and two populars standing near dunstable 

road 

David Cargill 

John Bell 

alen anderson 

John mitchell 

Committe 

Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tl Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 22 d 1723 
Laid out to Edward Aiken alot of meadow in s d town Con- 
taining twenty Rhods be it more or less which lot is 
bounded by stakes betwen the lots of James and John 
Doak and John Woodburn and betwen the Brook and the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. Ill 



meadow bounds which lot is 6 Bhods wide at the midle- 



— — also one hundred and ten Ehods of meadow be it more 
or less which lot is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of 
Lev* Todds and Doaks and by the upland at each end w c lot 
is five rhods wide at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 22 d 1723 
Laid out to James aiken alot of meadow in s d town Contain- 
ing forty Ehods be it more or less which lot is bounded by 
stakes betwem the lots of the David Bogle and John Wood- 
burn and by the brook at one end and the meadow bounds 
at the other which lot is rhods wide at the midle 

Also one acre of meadow be it more or less which lot is 
bounded on one side by stakes which bounds William aikens 
lot and by the upland at the other side and one the upland at 

one end and David morisons lot at the other 

together with apeace of meadow lying within the upland 
upward from s d lot and bounding on amaple tree at the upper 
end 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to James aiken one acre and an half of meadow 
be it more or less which lot lyeth at pols hill meadow and is 
bounded by stakes betwen the lots of Benj: Wilson and an- 



112 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

drew todd and by stakes on todd at oneend and the upland 
at the other 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 of february 1723/4 
Pr John m u murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 22 d 1723 
Laid out to William Aiken alot of meadow in s d town con- 
taining forty Rhods be it more or less which lot is bounded 
by stakes betwen the lots of John Bell and andrew todd and 
samuel morison bounding on the brook at one side 

Also one hundred and twenty Rhods of meadow be it more 
or less which lot is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of John 
Woodburn and James aiken and by the upland at one end 
and David morisons lot at the other end which lot is five 
rhods wide at the midle 

Davird Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 11 of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

I the afores d Will m Aiken Gives and Surrenders up the 
above fourty Rhods of meadow to the above s d Jo n Bell as 
witness my hand this 7 th of August 1733 

Will m Aiken - 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to William Aiken one acre one hundred and 
twenty Rhods of meadow be it more or less which lot Lyeth 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 113 

in pole meadow bounded by astakes betwen the lots of David 
morison & John Walace 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Kecorded this 11 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 21 st 1723 
Laid out to Ro 1 m u Keen alot of meadow in s d town con- 
taining sixty Rhods be it more or less which lot is bounded 
by stakes which bound Edward procters lot and containing all 
y e meadow betwen s d lot & the twelve acre meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
John Mitchell 
alen anderson 

Committe 
Recorded this 12 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 25 th 1723 
Laid out to Robert m u Keen one acre and sixty Rhods of 
meadow be it mor or less which lyeth at the upper end of the 
six acre meadow and is bounded on Joseph Symons lot by 
stakes and upwards to the upper end of apond which lyeth 
above dunstable road together with two ponds y t Lyeth at the 
head of arun w c runs southerly unto s d meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 12 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tfc Murphy Town Clark 



114 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry July y e 24 th 1723 
Laid out to William aires one acre and an half and thirty 
five Rhods of meadow be it more or less which lot is bounded 
by stakes betwen the lots of bogles and Given and by the up- 
land at each end 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John Mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 12 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 22^ 1723. 
Laid out to william aires alot of meadow in s d town con- 
taining fiftine Rhods be it more or less which lot is bounded 
by stakes betwen the lots of John M u Clurg mary & Eliza- 
beth Wilson and Benjamin Wilson and by the brook at one 
end and the upland at the other end which lot is four Rhods 
& an half wide in the midle 

Also one hundred Rhods of meadow be it more or less which 
lot is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of John Given 
and Lev 1 Todd and by the upland at each end which lot is 
five Rhods & an half wide in the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitehell 

Committe 
Recorded this 12 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry y e 27 th 1723 
Laid out to William Gilmore on acre of meadow be it more 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 115 

or or less which lot Lyeth at Leverits meadow and is bounded 
by stakes betwen the lots of morisone and Rodgers 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 12 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 22 d 1723 
Laid out to William Gilmore sixty Rhods of meadow be it 
more or less which lot Lyeth on Chaster line and down to 
stakes which bounds adams and m tt murphys meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 12 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 20 th 1723 
Laid out to James Clark alot of meadow in the thirtine 
acre meadow one part of which lot lyeth in the head of 
aCreek betwen the upland and David Cargills meadow and 
another part bounded by the upland lying betwen s d Creek 
and James m tt Keens meadow and another part bounded by 
arun w c runeth out of the aforesaid part and asmall pine on 
the other side of the meadow which run and pine bounds 
James m tt Keens meadow and Containing all the meadow 
which lyeth within y e bounds of s d meadow norwards of the 
last statted bounds which lot Contains one hundred and 
forty five Rhods be it more or less ~ 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 12 th of february 1723/4 
Pr John M tt; Murphy Town Clark 



116 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry June y e 28 th 1723 
Laid out to James Clark alot of meadow in s d town contain- 
ing Eighty Rhods be it more or less which lot is bounded 
as followetli begining at a stake which bounds Eobert Wears 
lot and bounding on s d lot by stakes to beaver brook and 
bounding down s d brook to astake w c bounds Randle alex- 
anders meadow and bounding on said lot by stakes to the 
pine Island and bounding on said Island to the bounds first 
mentioned which lot is five Rhods and an half wide at the 
midle 

also another lot of meadow lying in the east side of beaver 
brook begining at astake bounding on Handle alexanders lot 
by stakes to the upland running, thence runing by the upland 
or meadow bounds to apopular tree thence running by stakes 
and bounding upon Robert Wears to the ash swamp thence 
running by the ash swamp to the bounds first mentioned 
which lot is five Rhods wide at the midle and Contains Eighty 

five Rhods be it more or less 

David Cargill 

John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 

Recorded this 12 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y 6 28 th 1723 
Laid out to James Clark alot of meadow in said town con- 
taining forty Rhods be it more or less which lot is bounded 
by stakes betwen the lots of Robert Wilson and John stewart 
and by the upland at one end and Stewarts meadow at the 
other Also alot of meadow Lying betwen the lots of John 
Stewart & david Cargill and is bounded by stakes between 
each and by the upland at one end, and the Island at the 
other containing sixty Rhods be it more or less 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 12 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 117 

Londonderry July y e 28 th 1723 
Laid out to James Clark one acre and eighty five Rhods of 
meadow be it more or less which lot Lyeth at the upper end of 
oyl stone meadow and is bounded from the upper end of sd 
meadow down to adry pine one one side of y e meadow and 
awhite oak tree on the other together with a peace of 
meadow Lying norwesterly of the beaver dam at the lower 
end of y e meadow and is bounded to apine on each side 
and astake in the meadow to the head of the brook to- 
gether with apeace of meadow Lying in Indian Camp meadow 
and is bounded by stakes on James andersons meadow and 
up to an old oak on the South and apitch pine on the north- 
erly side of y e meadow which tree bounds the towns Com- 
mons 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 12 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

it is hereby to be known y 1 James Clark resigns this peace 
of meadow y 1 is in Indian Camp meadow for a peace y 1 he has 
Gott at oyl stone brook 

James Clark 

Londonderry June y e 21 st 1723 
Laid out to John Blair alot of meadow in said town Con- 
taining fifty Rhods be it more or less which lot lyeth betwen 
the lot of Elias Cors and James Lindesay and is bounded by 
the upland at one end and the lot of Bejamin Kidder at the 
other which lot is three Rhods wide at the midle Also 
one hundred and twenty Rhods of meadow be it more or less 



118 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

which lot is bounded by stakes betwen y 6 lots of James Blair 
and John Cochran 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchcll 

Committe 
Recorded this 12 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tfc Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July 1723 
Laid out to John Blair one acre and an half and twenty 
rhods of meadow be it more or less Lying in Canada meadow 
one part of which meadow Lyeth in the South end of the 
midle meadows and is bounded from the upper end the 
meadow down to stakes which bounds Kidders meadow and 
on the north of s d Kidders meadow another part which is 
bounded by stakes on said meadow and to the upland Also 
another part which lyeth at the head of Canada lower meadow 
and is bounded by the upland down to stakes which bounds 
Samuell Graves meadow Also another part lying at the upper 
end of Canada beaver dam and is bounded down to stakes 
which bounds John Barnats lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John Mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 12 th of february 1723/4 

Pr. John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 22 ed 1723 

Laid out to Samuel Graves one acre one hundred and 

twenty Rhods of meadow be it more or less and is bounded by 

stakes betwen the lots of Blair and Crumey haveing a beaver 

dam at the uper end also a peace of meadow Lying in pine 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 119 

swamp meadow bounded by stakes betwen the meadow of 
John Crumey and the town Commons 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Eeeorded this 12 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 21 st 1723 
Laid out to Samuell Graves alot of meadow containing one 
acre be it more or less one part of which meadow lyeth down 
the twelve acre meadow brook below John Grays lot and the 
rest below the said part apeace of upland Intersepting betwen 
them and is bounded on the upland on each side and on 
andrew spaldings lot at the lower end apitch pine tree on each 
side of the meadow bounding betwen them Also alot of 
meadow Lying on each' side of the brook Lying below the 
two aforesaid lots and Comprehends all the meadow down to 
aGreat red oak tree on one side of the brook and apitch pine 
tree on the other which lots Contains eighty Rhods be it more 
or less 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 12 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to Benjamin Wilson one acre one hundred and 
thirty Rhods of meadow be it more or less which lot Lyeth in 
pole hill meadow and is bounded by stakes betwen the lots 



120 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

of John Walace and James aiken and by the at one end and 
todds meadow by stakes at the other 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitehell 

Committe 
Recorded this 13 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 22 d 1723 
Laid out to Benjamin Wilson alot of meadow in s d town 
containing thirty Ehods be it more or less which lot is 
bounded by stakes betwen the lots of Will: aires and Lev 1 todd 
and by the brook at one end and y e upland at the other 
which lot is five Ehods and an half at the midle 

Also one hundred and twenty Rhods of meadow be it more 
or less which lot is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of 
Doaks and John Woodburn by the upland at each end which 
lot is five Rhods and an half wide at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitehell 

Committe 
Recorded this 13 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to Sam: 11 Graves one hundred and thirty eight 
Rhods of meadow be it more or less which lot lyeth in swords 
point and is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of John 
Cochran and Stephen peirce 

also alot of meadow in the eight acre meadow containing 
thirty Rhods be it more or less w c Lot is bounded by pitch 
pine trees which bounds John Crumeys lot and Comprehends 
all the meadow between the bounds on the East side of the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 121 

brook and where y e upland Joyns on the brook, S d meadow 
now in the possession of Thomas Cochran 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John niitchell 

Committe 
Becorded this 13 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to Samuell Graves one acre and an half of buter- 
iields meadow be it more or less which lot is bounded by 
stakes betwen the Lots of Goffe and Kidder also alot of 
meadow lying on the other side of y e brook and bounded at 
the upper bound of the aforesaid lot and Comprehends all 
the meadow betwen the upland and the brook down to agreat 
rock which lot Contains one hundred and twenty Rhods be 
it more or less, note y 1 this last meadow is in the Eight 
acre meadow and is now at present in the possesion of Alex: 
Smith 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 13 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 25 th 1723 
Laid out to David Craige one hundred and ten Rhods of 
meadow be it more or less which meadow Lyeth at the north 
neck of the six acre meadow and is bounded by stakes which 
bounds John Senters meadow and by the upland 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 13 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy town Clark 



122 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry June y e 29 th 1723 
Laid out to David Craige two acres and one quarter of 
meadow be it more or less which lot Lyeth at Ezekiels pond 
meadow and is bound by stakes on John m* murphys meadow 
and up the brook to the uper end of the meadow at the 
upland and norwesterly to awillow bush which bounds thomas 
Stiells meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 14 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 21 st 1723 
Laid out to David Craig alot of meadow in s d town Contain- 
ing eighty Rhods be it more or less, which lot is bounded by 
asmall Brook and from s d brook to the nearest place of 
Shields pond and Containing one third part of all the meadow 
betwen s d bound and the front of John Shields Lot Also 
thirty Rhods of meadow be it more or less which lot is 
bounded by stakes betwen the lots of John Robey & John 
Shields at the fourtine acre meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 14 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 17 th 1723 
Laid out to David Craige alot of meadow in s d town Con- 
taining sixty Rhods be it more or less and is bounded as fol- 
loweth begining at astake which bounds alexander Walkers 
lot and bounding on s d lot by stakes to the pine Island and 
bounding on s d Island to astake which bounds David Cargils 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 123 

lot and bounding on s d lots to the meadow bounds and 
bounding on s d bounds to the stake first mentioned which 
lot is four Khods and three quarters wide at the midle 

Also alot of meadow in the East side of beaver brook Con- 
taining sixty Ehods be it more or less which lot is bounded by 
stakes which bounds David Cargills lot and bounding on s d 
lot untill it come to west running brook and bounding on s d 
brook to astake which bounds alexander walkers lot and 
bounding on s d lot by stakes to beaver brook and bounding 
upwards on s d brook to the bounds first mentioned which lot 

is three Rhods wide at the midle 

David Cargill 

John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 14 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 1 st 1723 

Laid out to Hugh muntgumery fifty Rhods of meadow be 

it more or less w c is bounded by stakes which bounds John 

morisons meadow and by the upland to adry tree in the 

meadow which lot is at the upper end of three acre meadow 

Lying next to the Eightine acre meadow together 

with a Crook bounded on the lot of John Barr to arock where 

the upland comes together at astake and on John Morison 

by stakes at the other 

David Cargill 

John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 15 th of february 1723/4 

Pr. John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July 1723 
Laid out to Hugh mountgumery alot of meadow Lying in 
the upper end of Leverits meadow which lot begins at apine 



124 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

tree and stakes in the meadow and so bounding on the upland 
at ared ash in the swamp mark and so riming by stakes bound- 
ing david Cargills lot and on pine swamp to the bounds first 
mentioned 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 15 tb of february 1723/4 

Pr John M lt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 29 th 1723 
Laid out to John Richey and William Wilson ninty Rhods 
of meadow be it more or less which lot Lyeth in the springs 
and is bounded on David Cargills meadow by stakes at y e 
upper end and so running down to the stakes which bounds 
John Clarks lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 13 th of february 1723 
Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 1 st 1723 
Laid out to John Richey and William Wilson one acre and 
aquarter be it more or less which lot is bounded by stakes 
on Robert morisons lot and Comprehends all the meadow 
betwen s d lot or bounds and the lower end of y e meadow 

it is hear to be understood y l their is one quarter of an 
acre in s d meadow y l is on record in Ro 1 Doak meadow record 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 13 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tl Murphy Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 125 

Londonderry June y e 17 th 1723 
Laid out to John Richey & Will: Wilson alot of meadow in 
s d town Containing seventy five Rhods be it more or less and 
is bounded as followeth begining at astake which bounds 
alexander m l neals lot and bounding on s d lot by stakes to 
the pitch pine Island and bounding on s d Island to astake 
which bounds alen andersons lot and bounding on s d lot by 
stakes to the meadow bounds on the upland and running by 
the meadow bounds to the bounds first mentioned or stake, 
which lot is five Rhods & an half wide 

Also alot of meadow on the East side of Beaver brook con- 
taining thirty-five Rhods be it more or less bounded betwen 
alen andersons lot and alexander m 1 neals lot by stakes and 
betwen beaver brook and west brook being two Rhods & an 

half wide at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 13 th of february 1723 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to John Richey and William Wilson alot of land 
in said town containing fifty one acres be it more or less which 
is asecond division of aright the said men holds and Eleven 
acres of What they wanted of their homestead lot butted 
and bounded as followeth (viz) begining at astake which is 
the norwest angle thence runing east two hundred and forty 
Rhods and bounding on m r m tt G-regors second division to 
awhite oak tree marked thence runing south about thirty six 
Rhods to astake thence runing west about two hundred and 
forty Rhods to astake and bounding on Daniell m 1 Duffis lot 
thence runing northerly to the bounds first mentioned and 
bounding on their home lot 

David Cargill 
John M u Murphy 

Committe 
Recorded this 13 th of -february 1723/4 ... 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 



126 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry June y e 17 th 1723 
Laid out to Hugh mountguraery alot of meadow in s d town 
containing sixty five Rhods be it more or less and is bounded 
as followeth begining at astake bounding James alexanders 
lot from thence running by stakes on s d lot to the pine Island 
and bounding on said Island to a stake which bounds alex- 
ander m c neals lot and bounding on s d lot by stakes to the up- 
land and bounding on the meadow bounds to the bounds first 
mentioned which lot is four Rhods and an half wide in the 

midle also alot of meadow on the east 

side of beaver brook containing forty Rhods be it more or less 
and is bounded by stakes betwen alexander m tt neal and 
James alexander bounding on John Barrs lot at one end and 
the aforesaid brook at the other end which lot is three Rhods 
and an half wide at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 15 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y* 28 th 1723 
Laid out to Samuel Houston alot of meadow in s d town con- 
taining eighty Rhods be it more or less which lot Lyeth in the 
two acre meadow near John m* Clurgs land which lot is 
bounded by apine tree on each side of the meadow and Com- 
prehends all the meadow betwen the s d bounds and the north 

end of the meadow 

David Cargill 

John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 15 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 



EAELT RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 127 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to Samuel Houston one hundred and forty Rhods 
of meadow be it more or less w c Comprehends all y 6 meadow 
on the brook below his own house from the beaver dam up 

to the hemlock swamp which is the Grist mill pond 

also one acre and aquarter and twenty Rhods of 



meadow be it more or less which lot is bounded by stakes 
betwen the lots of mathew Clark and Colo 11 Whealwright 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 15 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 28 th 1723 
Laid out to James nesmith Seventy Rhods of meadow Ly- 
ing in the six acre meadow and is bounded by stakes bounding 
Cap* Greggs lot and joyning to his lot also one acre and ten 
Rhod of meadow be it more or less which lot Lyeth in alans 
bogg and is bounded by stakes on John mitchells lot and down 
tc the Southerly Crook of the meadow also apeace of 
meadow Lying in y* ten acre meadow on the run betwen 
thomas stiell and James morisons meadow and is bounded by 
stakes at each end and by the upland and each side together 
with sixty Rhods of meadow and is bounded by stakes on s d 
Greggs lot at each side 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 15 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 



128 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry June y e 17 th 1723 
Laid out to Ensign James nesmith alot of meadow in s d 
town Containing sixty Rhods be it more or less which lot is 
bounded as followeth begining at astake which bounds James 
andersons lot and bounding on s d lot by stakes to the pine 
Island and bounding on s d Island to astake which bounds 
alexander walkers lot and bounding on s d lot by stakes to the 
meadow bounds on the upland and following by the meadow 
bounds to the stake first mentioned which lot is four Rhod 

wide and an half at the midle also alot 

of meadow on the East side of Beaver brook and is bounded 
by stakes betwen alexander Walkers lot and James ander- 
sons lot and on the one end by beaver brook and on the other 
by the west runing brook containing sixty Rhods be it more 
or less which lot is two Rhods and three quarters wide at the 

midle 

David Cargill 

John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 15 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M fct Murphy Town Clark 

Londondery y e 17 th 1723/1 
Laid out to John moore alot of meadow in s d town con- 
taining seventy five Rhods be it more or less which lot is 
bounded as foloweth begining at astake which bounds upon 
James Gregg and bounding on s d lot to the pine Island and 
bounding on said Island to astake which bounds John Barrs, 
lot and bounding on said lot to beaver brook and bounding on 
said brook to the stake first mentioned which lot is five rhods 
and aquarter in the midle 

Also alot of meadow in the east side of Beavor brook con- 
taining forty three Rhods be it more or less which lot is 
bounded as followeth (viz) begining at astake which bounds 
Cap 1 Greggs meadow and Tho: Wilsons lot and bounding on 
said lot by stakes to beaver brook and bounding on said brook 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 129 

to astake which bounds John Barrs lot and bounding on said 
lo fc by stakes to the upland and bounding on the upland to 
the bounds first mentioned which lot is six Rhods and an 
half in the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John Mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 18 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 18 th 1723 
Laid out to Samuel moore alot of meadow in Beaver brook 
containing seventy Rhods be it more or less bounding on Ro fc 
Doaks lot begining at astake and so runing by stakes to Beaver 
brook and so down said brook to an Elm tree marked and so 
bounding on the upland to the bounds first mentioned Also 
alot of meadow on the East side of Beaver brook containing 
thirty Rhods be it more or less which lot is bounded with 
astake which bounds John morisons lot and bounded on said 
lot by stakes to Beaver brook and bounding on said brook to 
astake w c bound Ro* Doaks, lot and bounding on said lot bv 
stakes to the upland and bounding on the upland to the 
bounds first mentioned which lot is five Rhods and one quar- 
ter wide in the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Comite 
Recorded this 18 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 2" 1 1723 
Laid out to Samuel moore one acre of meadow be it more or 



130 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

less which lot is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of John 
M u neall and John archibald and by the upland 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Kecorded this 18 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 28 th 1723 
Laid out to Samuel moore two acres and fifty seven Rhods 
of meadow be it more or less which lot Lyeth in mitchells 
meadow and is bounded down to stakes which bound Ro fc Wil- 
sons lot together with apeace of meadow Lying Easterly about 
seventy Rhods from said meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Committe 
Recorded this 18 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July 3 d 1723 

Laid out to Samuel moore fifty Rhods of meadow be it more 

or less which lot is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of 

James alexander and Hendrey Green and by stakes by alex: 

m tt neals lot at one end and by the upland on the other 

which lot is five Rhods and an half wide at the midle 

Also seventy Rhods of meadow be it more or less w c lot is 
bounded by stakes on the aforesaid morisons lot on one 
gide and by the upland on the other and by Campbells 
meadow at one end and the upland at the other 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 18 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 131 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to Hugh Mountgumery forty acres of Land be it 
more or less which lot Lyeth betwen m r m tt Gregors and m r 
m* nealls Lots and is bounded on the nor west by astake from 
thence runing East, one hundred and Eighty Rhods to a 
stake from thence from thence runing forty Rhods to a 
white oak tree marked from thence runing west one hundred 
and Eighty (?) to astake, from thence runing north to the 
bounds first mentioned which forty acres is asecond division 
of aright he hold in s d town 

David Cargill 
John Murphy 

Commite 
Recorded this 22 ed of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to David Craig forty acres of land be it more or 
less which is a second division of aright he holds in s d town 
and Lyeth in Canada East range and is bounded on the south 
East by awalnut tree marked from thence runing west and 
be south one hundred and sixty Rhods to astake and bound- 
ing on Hendrey Greens lot from thence runing nor and be 
west forty Rhods to awalnut tree marked from thence run- 
ing Easterly be noth one hundred and sixty Rhods to astake 
and bounding on Ro* Doaks lot from thence runing South and 
be East to the bounds first mentioned 

David Cargill 
John m tt murphy 
Will m Aiken 

Comm 
N°100 
Recorded this 25 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry feb y y e 13 th 1723/4 
Laid out to David Craig one acre and an half of land be 
it more or less which Lyeth betwen the mendments of David 



132 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Craig and Randle Alexander butted and bounded as followeth 
(viz) begining at astake which bounds Handle Alexanders 
mendment thence runing nor west about one hundred and 
twenty seven Rhods by marked trees to astake which bounds 
the meadow, thence runing as the meadow bounds runs seven 
Rhods to a stake at his own land and so bounding on his 
own land runing south East to the side of the pond meadow 
fence thence runing as s d fence runs to the stake first men- 
tioned note y* their is aHigh way four Rhod wide free of 
Charge aCross s d land 

David Cargill 
John M tt Murphy 
Commite 
Recorded this 25 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John li tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to David Craig & John Clark forty acres of Land 
be it more or less w c Lot Lyeth at the south west end of 
Andrew Spaldings lot and is bounded on the East by astake 
and so running south west one hundred and sixty Rhods to 
astake and bounding on Abell Merrills lot so runing nor nor 
west sixty Rhods to astake and so runing nor East one hun- 
dred and sixty Rhods to astake and bounding on John An- 
dersons lot from thence runing South South East to the 
bounds first mentioned which lot is the second division of two 
half Rights they hold in said town 

David Cargill 
John M u Murphy 
Commite 
N° 44 
Recorded this 26 of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to John Blair forty acres of Land be it more or 
less Lying in Canada west range and is bounded on the South 
East with ared oak tree marked & from thence runing West 



EARLY RECORDS OP LONDONDERRY. 133 

and be South one hundred and sixty Rhods to astake and 
bounding on 'Ro t Boys land or lot from thence runing nor & 
bewest forty four Khods to astake from thence runing East 
and be north one hundred and sixty Ehods to astake and 
bounding on alexander walkers lot and from thence runing 
South & be East to the bounds first mentioned w c Lot is the 
second division of aright he holds in s d town Note y* if their 
is any Ground floved by the beavers as laid out meadow in 
s d land it is excepted from said lot 

David Cargill 
John M tt Murphy 
Comite 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to John Barnat Jun r ahome lot and its second divi- 
sion Containing one hundred acres of land be it more or less 
wc lot Lyeth in Canada midle range and is bounded on the 
south East by astake and so runing west and be South one 
hundred and sixty Rhods to astake and bounding on M r Goffs 
Lot from thence runing nor & be west one hundred and eight 
Ehods to astake from thence runing East and be nor one 
hundred and sixty Rhods to astake and bounding on Samuel 
Graves lot from thence running South & be East to the bound 
first mentioned with an Intrest in the Common or undivided 
Lands Equall to other Lots 

David Cargill 
John M tt Murphy 
Commite 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 29 th 1723 

Laid out to John Barnat Jun r one hundred and forty Rhods 

of meadow be it more or less which Lot is bounded by stakes, 

on the lot of John Barnat Sen r on one side and by stakes on 

David Cargills meadow and en the Island on the other side 



134 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

and by the upland at each end also half an acre of meadow- 
be it more or less Lying at Canada beaver dam and is bounded 
by stakes on John Blairs lot and down to the aforesaid Beaver 
dams Note the afors d Canady meadow is to both the Rights 
of John Barnett Sen r and Jun r 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 20 th 1723 
Laid out to John Barnat Jun r alot of meadow in s d town 
Containing sixty five Rhods be it more or less w c Lot is 
bounded by stakes betwen Archibald Clandenine and John 
Barnat Sen" Lot and on the brook at one end and on the 
meadow bound at the other which lot is seven Rhods wide 
at the midle 

Also Laid out to John Barnat Sen r & Jun r alot in the afores d 
meadow Containing seventy Rhods be it more or less which lot 
is bounded by archibald Clandinines lot by stakes and Con- 
tains all y e meadow bettwen s d stakes and y e upper Beaver 

Dam also alot of meadow Lying betwen y e lots of 

archibald Clandinine and is bounded by stakes and is nintine 
rhod wide at the midle Containing one acre be it more or 
less 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M fct Murphy Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 135 

Londonderry June y e 20 th 1723 
Laid out to John Barnat Sen r alot of meadow in s d town 
Containing Eigty Rhods be it more or less w c Lot is bounded 
by stakes and Lyeth betwen the lots of John Barnet Jun r and 
James and John Greggs having the brook at one end and the 
meadow bounds at y e other w c Lot is five Rhods wide at the 
midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Eecorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 29 th 1723 
Laid out to John Barnat Sen r one acre of meadow be it 
more or less w c Lot is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of 
John Barnat Jun r and Archibald Clandinine and by the up- 
land at each end w c Lot is Eight Rhods wide at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 



Londonderry June y e 29 th 1723 
Laid out to George and Thomas Clark one hundred and 
forty Rhods of meadow be it more or less w c Lot is bounded 
by apine tree north of s d meadow which tree bounds Archibald 
Clandinines meadow lot and bounding on s d lot to stakes w c 
bound James m* Keens lot and bounding on s d lot to an 
Island and by s d Island and stakes bounding James m tt 



136 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Keens lot to the shore and so on the upland to the bounds 
first mentioned 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Becorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry february y e 13 th 1723/4 
Laid out to Handle alexander twenty four acres of Land be 
it more or less which is the mendment that was allowed him 
for his home lot and Lying next to merils mendment begining 
at asmall stake standing at Graveses pond fence thence Tun- 
ing nor west about one hundred and twenty seven Rhods by 
marked trees to astake two Rhods from the meadow near 
beaver brook and bounding on David Craigs land, thence 
runing down s d brook and meadow bounds sixty nine Rhods 
to astake, thence runing southeast one hundred and twenty 
seven Rhods by marked trees and bounding on s d merils mend- 
ment then Runing nor east to the bounds first mentioned 
note that their is one Rhod or High way four Rhods wide 
excepted aCross said Lot 

David Cargill 
John M u murphy 
Commite 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 18 th 1723 
Laid out to Randle Alexander alot of meadow Containing 
seventy Rhods be it more or less which lot is bounded as 
followeth begining at astake which bounds James Clarks lot 
and bounding on s d lot by stakes to beaver brook and bound- 
ing downwards on s d brook to aslough and bounding on m r m tt 
Gregors Lots and bounding on s d slough and s d lots to the 
pine Island and bounding on s d Island to the stake first men- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 187 



tioned which lot is five Ehods wide at the midle- 



also alot of meadow on the East side of Beaver brook 

and is bounded by astake which bounds m r m tt Gregors Lot 
and bounding on s d lots by stakes to the upland and bound- 
ing on the upland to astake w c bounds James Clarks lot and 
bounding on s d lot by stakes to the ash swamp and bounding 
on 6 d swamp to the bounds first mentioned w c Lot is four 
Ehods and ahalf in the midle and Contains Eighty Ehods 
be it more or less 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Eecorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July the 23d 1723 
Laid out to Eandle Alexander one acre and seventy Ehods 
of meadow be it more or less which lot Lyeth in Cranberry 
meadow and is bounded by stakes on John m l Coneheys lot 
and down to abeaver dam 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Eecorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John m tt murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 

Laid out to Eandle Alexander thirty Ehods of meadow be 

it more or less which lot is bounded by stakes betwen the Lots 

of Hendry Green and Will™ Campbell and by y e upland at 

each end which Lot is four Ehods and three quarters wide at 

the midle Also forty Ehods of meadow be 

it more or less Lying to the norwest of the aforesaid and 



138 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

is bounded betwen the aforesaid lots and is seven Rhods wide 
at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 28 th 1723 
Laid out to Robert wear one hundred and and fifty Rhods 
of meadow be it more or less which lot Lyeth in allans bogg 
and is bounded by stakes betwen the Lots of John mitchell 
and John morison also apond lying on Nikel (?) tarr Road 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John m" murphy Tow Clark 

Londonderry June y e 27 th 1723 
Laid out to Robert Wear alot of meadow in s d town Con- 
taining one hundred and thirty Rhods be it more or less which 
lot is bounded by apine tree marked ))))))) which 
tree bounds will m Cochrans Lot and bounding down beaver 
brook and on the meadow bounds to apine tree on the upland 
and astump in the meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 139 

Londonderry June y e 18 th 1723 
Laid out to Ro fc Wear alot of meadow in the westerly side 
of Beaver brook Containing half an acre be it more or less 
which lot is bounded as followeth begining at astake bound- 
ing John Archibald lot and so bounding on s d lot by stakes 
to Beaver brook and bounding down the brook to astake 
bounding James Clarks lot and on said lot by stakes to the 
pine Island and so runing to the stake first mentioned which 

is seven Khods and half in the midle also alot of 

of meadow on the East side of beaver brook Containing 
Eighty Rhods be it more or less which lot is bounded as fol- 
oweth begining at astake which bounds James Clarks lot and 
bounding on said lot by stakes to the ash swamp and bound- 
ing on said swamp to astake which bounds John archibalda 
lot and bounding on said lot by stakes to the upland and 
bounding on the upland to the bounds first mentioned which 
lot is six Rhods wide at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commit 8 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 21 st 1723 
Laid out to James Blair alot of meadow in said town Con- 
taining one hundred and ten Rhods be it more or less which 
lot is bounded by trees on each side of the meadow ablack 
oak on one side and adry pine tree on the other and Com- 
prehend all the meadow from said bounds to the Beaver dam 
also Eighty Rhods of meadow be it more or less which lot 
is bounded by stakes betwen the Lots of John Blair and 
James moore 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen Anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tfc Murphy Town Clark 



140 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to James Blair one acre and ninty Rhods be it 
more or less which Lyeth at the upper end of Bear meadow 
and is bounded down to stakes which bounds James Lesliess 
meadow Lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 28 th 1723 
Laid out to archibald Clandinine one hundred and twenty 
four Rhod of meadow be it more or less which Lot Lyeth 
betwen oyl stone brook and things meadow and is bounded 
by stakes which bounds John Mitchels Lot to arow of willows 
and so up the brook to the upland and bound the upland to 
the bound first mentioned 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M" Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 20 th 1723 
Laid out to archibald Clandinine aLot of meadow in said 
town Containing forty five Rhods be it more or less which lot 
Lyeth in y l Lower end of the thirtine acre meadow and bound- 
ing on John Barnats lot by stakes from the upland on the 
west side of the meadow to aBrook and bounding down s d 
brook to abeaver dam and from said dam bounding on the 

meadow bounds to the take first mentioned 

Also alo't of meadow Lying above the second or upper Beaver 
dam bounded betwen the Lots of John Barnats Sen 1 " & Jun r w c 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 141 

Lot is three Ehod and one qua tr wide in the midle Contain- 
ing thirty five Ehods be it more or less 

also alot of meadow Lying betwen John Barnats Sen r & 
Jun r and John Stewarts lot is eight Ehods and three quarters 
wide in the midle and is bounded by stakes Containing 

seventy Ehods be it more or less 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
k Alen anderson 

John mitchell 

Commite 
Eecorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 29 th 1723 
Laid out to Archibald Clandinine one hundred and forty 
Ehods of meadow be it more or less which Lot is bounded 
by apine tree on each side of the meadow and stakes in the 
meadow on one side and side bounds James m u Keens Lots 
and by stakes on the other side w c bounds John Barnat Seni ra 

lot and by the upland at each end 

also apond Lying near the thirtine acre meadow bounded by 
awhite pine (?) tree on one side and ared oak tree on the 
other and Comprehends all y e meadow betwen s d bounds and 
Eastmans Eoad bounding two Ehod on the upland Containing 
eigty Ehods be it more or less which pond belong one third 
of it to the above said Clandinine and the other two thirds 
belongs to John Barnat Sen r & Jun r 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alan anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Eecorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Londonderry July f 28 th 1723 
Laid out to will m Humphra one acre and forty two Ehods 
of meadow be it more or less which lot is bounded on william 



142 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Nikels lot by stakes and so riming northerly to an Island to 
astak and bounding on John Barrs lot and up the East side 
of the Island to stakes w c bounds John Bars lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 18 th 1723 
Laid out to William Humphra alot of meadow in said town 
Containing ninty five Rhods be it more or less which lot is 
bounded by astake which bounds John m tt murphys lot and 
bounding on s d lot to the pine Island and bounding on s d 
Island to astake which bounds Cap 1 Greggs and thomas Wil- 
sons lot and bounding on s d lot by stakes to beaver brook and 
bounding down s d brook to the stake first mentioned which 
lot is ten Rhods and three quarters wide at the midle 

Also alot of meadow on the East side of Beaver brook Con- 
taining fivety three Rhods be it more or less w c Lot is bounded 
as followeth begining at astake w c bounds John m fc murphys 
lot and bounding on s d lot by stakes to the ash swamp and 
bounding on s d swamp to astake w c bounds Cap 1 Greggs & 
Thomas Wilsons lot and bounding on s d lot to the upland 
and bounding on the upland to the bounds first mentioned 
w c lot is which lot is six Rhods at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 20 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to will m Humphra alot of meadow in said town 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 148 

Containing ninety Khods be it more or less w c Lot Lyeth in 
aEound peace of meadow which lyeth betwen y e Eightine acre 
meadow and Dracut Eoad Including a run which Lyeth north 
of said road 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Eecorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1723 
Laid out to william Humphra alot of Land in said town 
Containing thirty acres be it more or less which lot is part 
of asecond division of aright s d Humphra holds in s d town 
butted and bounded as followeth (viz) begining at astake at 
the south west angle thence runing East two hundred and 
forty Ehods to astake and bounding on william Nikels second 
division thence runing north to astake which is the south 
East angle of m r moors lot thence runing west two hundred 
and forty Ehods to astake and bounding on s d moors lot 
thence runing south to the bounds first mentioned the other 
ten acres of said lot that s d Humphra wants to be laid out in 
some convenient place in the Common 

David Cargill 
John m tt murphy 
Commite 
Eecorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry sep br 1721 
Laid out to James M tt Neal sixty acres of land it being the 
homestead of his lot bounded as followeth begining at astake 
and heap of stones bounding on John Archibald from thence 
runing east twohundredand forty Ehods bounding on the side of 
Hugh mountgumerys second division untill it come to awhite 
oak tree marked from thence runing north fourty Ehods unto 



144 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

awhite oak tree marked from thence runing west two hundred 
and forty Rhods unto awhite oak tree marked and bounding 
on the side of Will m Gilmores half lot from thence runing 
south forty Rhods to the bounds first mentioned, together 
with an Intrest in the Common or undivided land Equall to 
other lots in s d town 

James m c Keen 
Samuel moore 
James Gregg 
James alexander 

Commite 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tfc Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y 6 20 th 1723 
Laid out to James m fc Keen Esq r alot of meadow Contain- 
ing one acre and an half be it more or less which lot is 
bounded by asmall pine tree and arun on the other side of 
the meadow w c bounds James Clarks meadow and Contains 
all the meadow betwen s d bounds and the thirtine acre 
meadow brook w c lot Lyeth in s d meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 26 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June f 29 th 1723 
Laid out to James M fct Keen Esq r one acre and one quarter 
of meadow be it more or less w c lot is bounded by apine tree 
on the south side of y e meadow w c tree bounds Archibald 
Clandinines lot and bounding on s d lot by stakes to astake w c 
bounds George Clarks lot and bounding on s d lot by stakes 
an Island in the meadow and bounding on the land to the 
bounds first mentioned 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 145 

also alot of meadow Lying north of the aforesaid and Com- 
prehends all the meadow y* Stakes w c bounds George Clarks 
lot and Comprehends all the meadow betwen s d bound and 
the nor west Creek of the meadow Containing one hundred 

and forty Rhods Also apond which Lyeth west of 

the above s d Lot (viz) the nearest pond to the meadow Con- 
taining sixty Rhods be it more or less 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 

Londonderry June the 20 th 1723 
Laid out to James M tt Keen Esq r alot of meadow Contain- 
ing one acre and an half be it more or less w c Lot is bounded 
by asmall pine tree and arun on the other side of the meadow 
w c bounds James Clarks meadow and Contains all the meadow 
betwen said bounds and the thirtine acre meadow brook w c 
lot Lyeth in s d meadow 

it is hearby to be known y fc this record is the same with the 
foregoing acre & an half in the 13 acre meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this with the foregoing the 28 th of february 
1723/4 

Pr John Mtt Murphy town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 28 th 1723 
Laid out to James m u Keen Esq r one acre one hundred and 
ten Rhods of meadow be it more or less w c lot Lyeth betwen 
things meadow and oyl stone brook and is bounded by the up- 
land to aneck of Land and so up to stakes w c bounds John 
Stewarts lot Also two thirds of apeace of meadow 



146 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Lying above Will m Nikels meadow at the upper end of things 
meadow and the other third laid out to George & Thomas 
Clark. Note y l what part of 6aid meadow Lyeth below s d 
neck of Land i6 now possest by thomas murdock 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 28 th 1723 
Laid out to James Nikels alotof meadow in s d town Contain- 
ing one acre one hundred and twenty one Rhods be it more or 
less w c lot Lyeth in Raimilimash (?) at the Easterly corner 
and is bounded by agreat white oak tree on the upland and 
asmall pine in the meadow and so runs down the meadow to 
aline w c cuts aCross y e meadow from apopular tree on the 

south to adry pine on the north also alot of 

meadow in the aforesaid place in the southwesterly part w* 
is bounded by a small pine on the west and riming to adry 
pine w c bounds the afores d lott and runing from thence to 
apopular w c bounds Greggs lot on the south side of y 6 meadow 
and Comprehends all the meadow betwen s d bounds and the 
south west side of the meadow bounds Containing one acre 
be it more or less i 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 17 th 1723 
Laid out to Will m Nikels alot of meadow Containing one- 
hundred and ten Rhods be it more or less and is bounded ass 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 147 

followeth begining at astake w c bounds Kobert morisons lot 
from thence riming by stakes to the pine Island and bound- 
ing on said Island to astake w c bounds John Barrs lot and so 
by stakes to the upland to the meadow bounds and so by the 
meadow bounds to the bounds first mentioned and is twelve 
Ehods wide at the midle 

Also alot of meadow bounding on West runing brook at one 
end y e upland at the other bounded by stakes and Lying 
betwen John Ban and Kobert morison w c lot Contains sixty 
Ehods be it more or less and is five Ehods and an half in the 
midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Eecorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July 2 d 1723 
Laid out to William Nikels one hundred and twenty Ehods 
of meadow be it more or less which is bounded by stakes in 
the meadow w c bounds John m 1 neals lot and so to the upper 
end of the meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Eecorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 28 th 1723 

Laid out to William Nikels one hundred and fifty Ehods 

of meadow be it more or less w c lot Lyeth at things meadow 

and is bounded by Dracut road at the Lover end and so up to 

stakes w c bound m* Keens & Clarks lot or meadow and by 



148 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

stakes of Will m Humphrs at one side and y e meadow bounds 
at y e other 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitcheil 

Commite 
Recorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tfc Murphy Town Clark 

I 

Londonderry June y e 28 th 1723 
Laid out to John Ban alot of meadow in s d town Contain- 
ing one hundred Rhods be it more or less w c lot is bounded as 
followeth begining at astake w c bounds Samuel moores lot and 
bounding on s d lot to the pine Island and bounding on s d 
Island to astak w c bounds Abraham Blairs lot and archibald 
stark lot and bounding on said lot by stakes to Beaver brook 
and bounding downwards on said brook to the bounds first 
mentioned which lot is ten Rhods wide in the midle Also 
alot of meadow on the East side of Beaver brook Containing 
thirty five Rhods be it more or less w c lot is bounded as fol- 
loweth begining at astake which bound Samuel moores lot 
and bounding on s d lot by stakes to Beaver brook and bound- 
ing on s d brook to astake w c bounds Abraham Blairs and 
Archibald Starks lot and bounding on s d lot by stakes to the 
upland and bounding on the upland to the bounds first 
mentioned which lot is six Rhods and an half wide at the 
midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitcheil 

Commite 
Recorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 149 

Londonderry June y e 29 th 1723 
Laid out to John Ban one acre and an half of meadow be 
it more or less at Ezekiels pond meadow w e lot is bounded 
by adry tree in the meadow and a stmp on the upland and 
Comprehends all the meadow from s d bounds and up to 
aswamp w c swamp is at the south westerly part of said meadow 
also alot of meadow Lying west of Dracut Road and is 
known by the name of the three acre meadow w c lot is 
bounded by stakes which bounds John morisons lot and Com- 
prehends all the meadow Down to the aforesaid Road w c 

lot contains fifty Rhods be it more or less together 

with aCorner of meadow bounded on Hugh Mountgumery at 
each end at one end by adry tree in y e meadow and agrowing 
tree on the upland and by stake at the other end 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 17 th 1723 
Laid out to John Barr alot of meadow in s d town Contain- 
ing three quarters of an acre be it more or less and is bounded 
as followeth (viz) begining at astake and runing as the 
meadow bounds runs on the upland to astake and so runing 
by stakes and bounding on James Gilmores and James Rod- 
gers lot to the pine Island and bounding on said Island to 
astake w c bounds williara nikels lot and so bounding by 
stakes on s d nikels lot to the bounds first mentioned it being 
Eleven Rhods wide at the midle also alot of meadow bounding 
on will™ nikels lot by stakes bounding on west brook at the 



150 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

one end and the upland on y e other and is five rhods wide at 
the midle Containing fifty Rhods be it more or less 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphv Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 28 th 1723 
Laid out to John Barr one acre one hundred and twenty 
five Rhods of meadow be it more or less w c Lot Lyeth at 
things meadow and is bounded by stakes w c bounds William 
Humphras Lot and up to the upper end of the northerly 
Creek of things meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 28 of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 22 d 1723 
Laid out to David morison alot of meadow in s d town Con- 
taining sixty Rhods be it more or less w c lot lyeth by y e s d 
morisons land or lot and Comprehends all y e meadow below 

the front of John Bels lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 151 

Londonderry July y e 6 th , 1723 
Laid out to David morison _one acre of meadow be it more 
or less w c lot is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of John 
Woodburn William aiken James aiken one one side and the 
upland on the other side bounded up aswamp nor westerly 
to awhite oak tree marked and astake in the meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Kecorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tfc Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y 8 23 d 1723 
Laid out to David morison one acre and sixty Khods of 
meadow be it more or less w c lot Lyeth at Bear hill and is 
bounded on Samuel morisons lot by stakes and runing down 
the Creek to the meadow bounds together with apice of 
meadow in pole meadow bounded by stakes betwen the lot3 
of John woodburn and William aiken also apond Lying by 
the six acre meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Eecorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tfc Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 21 st 1723 
Laid out to John Gray alot of meadow in s d town Contain- 
ing fifty Ehods be it more or less w c lot is Lying betwen the 
trees and stakes w c bounds Mathew Clarks lot and the Lower 
end of the meadow 

Also alot of meadow in s d town Containing ninety Rhods be 
it more or less w c lot Lyeth at the upper end of ameadow at 
Hukleberry hill which lot is bounded by stakes in the meadow 
and apine tree on the upland w c bounds John Goffs lot an<J 



152 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Comprehends all the meadow betwen s d bounds and the upper 
end of the meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Kecorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 22 d 1723 
Laid out to John Gray one acre of meadow be it more or 
less w c is the pond meadow and aCreek y* Lyeth betwen s d 
meadow and the spruss swamp bounded by adry tree in y e 

swamp and the nearest place of y e upland to s d tree 

also three quarters of an acre be it more or less 

which lot Lyeth at Bear meadow at the lover end and is 
bounded by stakes on Colonall Wheallwrights lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Kecorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 29 th 1723 
Laid out to William Thomson one acre and an half of 
meadow be it more or less w c lot is bounded by adry tree in 
the meadow and astump on the shore which bounds John 
Bairs lot and Comprehends all y e meadow from said bounds 
down to the upland Including arun comming in to s d meadow 
from y e nore East up to two Great red oaks 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen Anderson 
John mitchell 
Recorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 153 

Londonderry June y e 17 th 1723 
Laid out to William Thomson three quarters of an acre of 
meadow be it more or less Lying on the west side of beaver 
brook and is bounded as followeth begining at apitch pine tree 
marked and runing to the nearest place of said brook and 
from said tree runing by marked trees to astake and runing 
to Beaver brook by stakes and down said brook to the afore- 
said bounds 

also alot of meadow lying betwen west brook and the upland 
and bounded by stakes betwen James morisons lot and abeav 
dam and Contains seventy Rhods be it more or less 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 28 th of february 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to Edward Procter two acres of meadow be it more 
or less which is aikens pond and Smiths pond up to two 
white oaks one on each side of the meadow which bounds 
Ccises Lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 ed of March 1723/4 

Pr John m tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 21 st 1723 
Laid out to Edward Procter alot of meadow in s d town Con- 
taining eighty Rhods be it more or less which lot Cross the 
meadow and is bounded by stakes betwen the Lots of Samuel 
Penhalow and Ro 1 m u Keen Also forty Rhods 



154 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

of meadow be it more or less which Lot is bounded on Colo Q 
Samuel Suits lot by stakes and bounds upward to the upper 
end of the fourtine acre meadow s d meadow at present in the 
possession of James Hunter 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commita 
Kecorded this 2 ed of March 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June f 28 th 1723 
Laid out to John Archibald South alot of meadow in the 
westerly side of Beaver Brook Containing seventy Ehods be 
it more or less begining at astake bounding Samuel allisons 
lot thence runing by stakes to Beaver brook and so down the 
s d brook to astake w c bounds Robert Doaks lot thence runing 
by stakes to the pine Island thence runing by s d Island to the 
stake first mentioned w c Lot is four rhods at the midle 

Also alot of meadow on the East side of Beaver brook Con- 
taining thirty Ehods be it more or less which lot is bounded 
as foloweth begining at astake w c bounds Samuel Allisons lot 
and bounding on s d lot by stakes to beaver brook and bound- 
ing on said brook to astake which bounds Robert Doaks lot 
and bounding on s d lot by stakes to the upland and bounding 
on the upland to the bounds first mentioned which lot is three 
Rhods & one quarter wide at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 ed of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tfc Murphy Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 155 

Londonderry July 28 th 1723 
Laid out to John Archibald South one acre and sixty Rhods 
of meadow be it more or less w c lot Lyeth on things brook and 
is bounded by stakes on m tt Glachlans lot and down said 
brook Including all the meadow from s d bounds down to 
stakes w c bounds Ro fc Wilsons lot also apice of meadow Lying 
at the head of aBeaver dam and bounded down to apine tree 
on the south west and adry pine on the other side of y® 
meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 ed of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 2 ed 1723 
Laid out to John Archibald South one hundred and twenty 
Rhods of meadow be it more or less w c lot Lyeth betwen the 
stakes w c bounds Sam 11 Moores lot and y e South Creek of the 
four acre meadow near butterfield rock Including aneck w c 
is bounded betwen Dracut road and upto stakes w c bounds 
Sam u moors lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 ed of march 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 18 th 1723 
Laid out to John archibald north alot of meadow in said 
town, Containing Eighty Rhods be it more or less which lot 
is bounded as followeth begining at a stake w c bounds John 
m tt murphys lot and bounding on stakes by said lot to Beaver 
brook and bounding downwards on said brook to a stake w c 



156 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

bounds Ro 1 wears lot and bounding on said lot by stakes to 
the pine Island and bounding on said Island to the stake 
first mentioned, w c lot is Eight Rhods wide at the midle 

Also alot of meadow on the East side of Beaver Brook 
Containing sixty five Rhods be it more or less w c lot is 
bounded as followeth (viz) begining at astake w c boundeth 
Robert Wears lot & bounding on said lot by stakes to the 
ash swamp and bounding on said swamp to astake which 
bounds John m tt murphys lot and bounding on said lot by 
stakes to the bounds of the meadow on the upland and bound- 
ing on the upland to the bounds first mentioned which lot 
is five Rhods wide at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 ed of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 26 th 1723 
Laid out to John archibald north Eighty five Rhods of 
meadow be it more or less w c lot is bounded by Leverits bridge 
and is on the East of the brook and is bounded downwards 
to stakes w c bounds y e morisons lots also by stakes on the 
west side of the Brook betwen John Mitchell and the above 
said morisons lots 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 2" 1 of March 1723/4 

Pr. John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 1 st 1723 
Laid out to John archibald north one acre and forty Rhods 
of meadow be it more or less w c lot is bounded on the west 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 157 

by apine on one side and anash tree on the other and stakes 
in the meadow w c bounds Samuel Allisons lot and bounding 
downwards on the upland at each side to a Beaver Gutter 
which bounds John Mitchells lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commita 
Kecorded this 2 ed of March 1723 

Pr John M lt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July 1 st 1723 
Laid out to Ro fc Doaks one acre and three quarters of 
meadow be it more or less which lot is in the three acre 
meadow and is bounded by stakes on Robert morisons lot and 
Comprehends all y e meadow betwen s d bounds and the upper 
end of the meadow at the upper end which Lyeth one hun- 
dred and twenty Rhods of meadow w c belongs to the owners 
of s d meadow (viz) Robert Doak' one third part Robert moris 
— on one third part John Richey and will m wilson one third 
part 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 ed of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tfc Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 18 th 1723 
Laid out to Robert Doaks alot of meadow in said town Con- 
taining sixty Rhods be it more or less and is bounded as fol- 
loweth begining at astake w c bounds John archibalds lot and 
bounding on said lot by stakes to Beaver Brook and bound- 
ing down said Brook to astake which bounds Samuel moores 
lot and bounding by stakes on s d lot to the pine Island and 
bounding on said Island to y e stake first mentioned w c Lot 
is four Rhods and an half wide at the midle 



158 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

also alot of meadow on the East side of Beaver brook Con- 
taining thirty Eight Ehods be it more or less which lot is 
bounded by astake which bonds Sam 11 moores lot and bound- 
ing on s d lot by stakes to Beaver brook and bounding on s d 
brook to astake w c bounds John archibalds lot and bounding 
on said lot by stakes to the upland and bounding on the up- 
land to y e bounds first mentioned which lot is three Rhods 
and three quarters wide at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 2 ed of March 1723/4 

Pr John Mtt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July 21 st 1723 
Laid out to Mathew Clark one acre and aquarter of meadow 
be it more or less w c Lyeth in Bear meadow and is bounded 
by stakes betwen the lots of Samuel Houston and James Lind- 
say and Leslie 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 2ed of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 21 st 1723 
Laid out to Mathew Clark alot of meadow in s d town Con- 
taining one hundred and sixty Rhods be it more or less which 
lot is bounded by trees on the upland and stakes in the 
meadow betwen the lots of James Blair and John Gray and is 

nine Rhods and three quarters wide at y e midle 

Also Eighty Rhods of meadow be it more or less which lot 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 159 

is bounded by stakes bet wen the lots of Governour Wentworth 
and John Eobey. 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 3 d of March 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphv Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to James Lindsay one acre and three quarters of 
meadow be it more or less one quarter of which Lyeth at 
Shieldses upper pond on the south of said pond and on the 
south East of s d pond and the rest at the Lover end of Bear 
meadow bounded by stakes on Leslie and Clark and on the 
upland 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 3 d of March 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 21 st 1723 
Laid out to James Lindsay alot of meadow in s d town Con- 
taining Eighty Rhods be it more or less which lot is bounded 
by stakes betwen the lots of John Blair & Lev 1 Goffe and the 
upland at one End and the lot of Benj: Kidder at the other 

which lot is nine Rhods wide at the midle 

Also alot of meadow in y e six acre swamp which lot Lyeth be- 
twen the lots of John anderson and Lev* Goffe and is bounded 
by trees and stakes betwen each end by the meadow bounds 
which Lot Contains sixty Rhods be it more or less 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John Mitchell 
Recorded this 3 d of March 1723/4 

Pr John M" Murphy Town Clark 



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Londonderry June y e 21 st 1723 
Laid out to James Leslie alot of meadow in said town Con- 
taining sixty Rhods be it more or less and is bounded and 
staked betwen Duglas and said Leslie on the one side and 
stakes betwen said Leslie and John Goffe on the other side 
and on the upland at each end which lot is nine Rhods wide 
at the midle, Also one hundred and fifty Rhods of meadow 
be it more or less which lot is bounded by awhite oak on 
each side of the meadow which trees bounds Governour Went- 
worths lot and down to the nearest Beaver Dam to s d bounds 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen Anderson 
John Mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 3 d of March 1723/4 

Pr John M" Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July -f 23 d 1723 

Laid out to James Leslie one acre and seventy Rhods of 

meadow be it more or less which Lyeth in Bear meadow and 

is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of James Blair and 

James Lindsay and Clark. 

David Cargill 

John Bell 
Alen Anderson 
John Mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 3 d of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 21 9t 1723 
Laid out to Jenat Sam 11 and John M tt Keen alot of meadow 
in Said town Containing fifty Rhods be it more or less which 
lot is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of Jospeh Kidder 
and the m u Keens lots which lot is seven Rhods and an half 
wide at the midle Also alot of meadow in the three acre 
meadow near hukelbcrry hill which lot is bounded by a pine 



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tree on the upland and stakes in y e meadow and Comprehends 
all y e meadow betwen said bounds and the Lower end of the 
meadow Containing twenty Rhods be it more or Less 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen Anderson 
John Mitchell 

Commite 
Eecorded this 3 d of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723, 
Laid out to Jenat Samm u John M tt Keen two acres and 
fivety Rhods of meadow be it more or less which lot Lyeth 
westerly of mouse hill and is bounded by asmall popular 
tree on the upland and asmall burtch in y e meadow and so 
down to the Lower end of the meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 3 d of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 21 st 1723 
Laid out to Stephen Peirce alot of meadow in said town 
Containing fivety Rhods be it more or less w c lot is bounded 
by a bunh of maple trees at the upper end of the twelve acre 
meadow bounded by stakes betwensaid Douglas and Leslie and 
so on the uplands at each side s d meadow now in the pos- 
session, of the aforesaid Patrick Douglas 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 3 d of March 1723/4 

Pr John M fc Murphy Town Clark 



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Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to Stephen Peirce one acre and an half of meadow 
be it more or less which Lot Lyeth at Swords point and is 
bounded by Stakes betwen the Lots of Governour wentworth 
and Samuel Graves 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen Anderson 
John Mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 3 d of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 22 d 1723 
Laid out to John Crumey alot of meadow in S d town Con- 
taining forty Rhods be it more or less which lot is bounded by 
asmal pine tree on the upland and adry tree in the meadow 
which trees bounds James moores lot and on the upland at 
each side and at the other end by awhite oak in the meadow 
and astump on the upland Also alot of meadow in S d town 
Containing fivety five Rhods be it more or less w c lot is 
bounded by apine tree on the upland and one side of y e brook 
and ablack stump on the other side of the brook and Com- 
prehends all the meadow on both sides of y e brook down to 
apine tree: on the west side of the Brook and adry pine tree 
in the meadow on the other w c trees bounds Samuel Gravess 
Lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen Anderson 
John Mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 3 d of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 22 d 1723 
Laid out to John Crumey two acres and twenty five Rhods 
be it more or less which lot is bounded by stakes on Samuel 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 163 

Graves Lot and so down to the Beaver Dam which bounds y e 
Lower end of Canada Lover meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Eecorded this 3 d of march 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 



Londonderry July y e 28 th 1723 
Laid out to Jonathan Tyler one hundred and thirty Ehods 
of meadow be it more or less w c Lot Lyeth at things meadow, 
and is bounded by staks on Giffings Lot, and Comprehends 
all the meadow up to Dracut Road 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Eecorded this 3 d of March 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 19 — 1723 
Laid out to archibald Stark and abraham Blair one acre of 
meadow be it more or less in the upper end of Leverits 
meadow begining at awhite oak tree marked with ahole and 
then to astake and then to amaple tree runing along the 
pine swamp to awhite pine marked and then to astake and 
then to George Clark's line and so runing up the said Line 
to awhite oak and so bounding on the upland till abrook 
and swamp and taking in the Creek so runing on the upland 
till the first tree mentioned 

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164 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

and is bounded from the afores d bounds to stakes w c bounds 

to stakes w c bounds Ro fc moresons lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitcheli 

Commite 
Recorded this 4 th of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 18 th 1723 
Laid out to Abraham Blair and Archibald Stark alot of 
meadow in Beaver brook meadow begining at astake and 
bounding James m fct Glauchlans lot and then runing by stakes 
to Beaver brook thence down S d brook to astake bounding 
John Barr lot Containing half anacre be it more or less and 
is eight Rhod wide at the midle 

Also alot of meadow on the East Side of Beaver Brook 
Containing thirty Rhods be it more or less w c Lot is bounded 
With astake which bounds John Barrs Lot, and bounding on 
S d Lot by Stakes to beaver brook and bounding on Said brook 
to astake w c bounds James M tfc Glauchlans lot and bounding 
on S d lot by stakes to the upland and bounding on y e upland 
to the bounds first mentioned w c Lot is six Rhods wide at 

y c midle 

David Cargill 

John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitcheli 

Commite 
Recorded this 4 th of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tfc Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 22 d 1723/4 
Laid out to John Wallace alot of meadow in S d town Con- 
taining fivety Rhods be it more or less w c lot is bounded as 
followeth by stakes betwen S d lot and David & Thomas Bogles 
lot and the upper end of y e meadow bounds and bounds on 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 165 

one side Also Seventy Khods of meadow be it more or less 
w c Lot is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of Abraham 
Holms and the Lot of Serjent John Bell and on the upland 
at each end w c lot is six Ehods and an half wide at the midle 
Also thirty Ehods of meadow Lying at the up- 
per end of arun which runs from Samuel morison Lot to 
David morison lot bounded at the upper end by awhite oak 
tree which bounds S d Sam u s lot and downto awhit oak tree 
one the one side of S d run and awhite burtch on y e other side 
w e trees bounds Abraham Holms lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen Anderson 
John Mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 4 th of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to John Wallace one acre and three quarters of 
meadow be it more or less which lot is bounded by or on 
Bejamins Wilsons by stakes and so down the southerly to 
stakes which bounds William aikens and down to the Lower 
end of the north Creek together with apond northerly above 
the hill 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 4 th of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 

Laid out to John Woodburn one hundred and forty Rhods 

of meadow be it more or less which lot is bounded by stakes 

on m 1 Clurgs lot and so up to the head of the Creek which 

runs south into pole hill meadow and bounds on Bogles lot 



166 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

at one place and up y e run by pole hill to stakes which bounds 

David morison lot Also apice of pine swamp 

meadow which is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of bell 
and anderson 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen Anderson 
John Mitchell 

Commite 
Kecorded this 4 th of March 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June y e 22 d 1723 
Laid out to John Woodburn alot of meadow in S d town Con- 
taining forty Rhods be it more or less which Lot is bounded 
stakes betwen the Lots of Edward Aikens and James aiken 
and by the upland at one side of y e brook at the other which 
lot is six Ehod wide at the midle Also one hun- 
dred and twenty rhod of meadow be it more or less which lot 
is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of Bejamin Wilson and 
William Aikens and by the upland at one end and David mori- 
sons lot and y e upland at the other side lot being Eight Rhods 

wide at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 4 th of March 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to John archibald north alot of Land in said town 
Containing forty nine acres be it more or less which is asecond 
division and nine acres S d archibald wanted to make up his 
homestead Lot butted and bounded as followeth (viz) begin- 
ing at astake w c is the nor west angle of Will m Thompson 
second division thence runing East about two hundred and 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 167 

forty Ehods to astake and bounding on S d Thompsons lot, 
thence runing north about thirty three Ehods to astake thence 
runing West about two hundred and forty Khods to astake 
and bounding on Cap fc Carggills second division, thence Tun- 
ing south to the stake first mentioned and bounding on his 

homestead lot 

David Cargill 
John M tt Murphy 
Commite 
Recorded this 4 th of March 1723/4 

Pr John M lt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 5 th 1723 
Laid out to John and Petter Cochran one hundred and 
twenty Rhods of meadow be it more or less w c Lot is bounded 
by stakes betwen the lots of Joseph Kidder and John Blair 
haveing abeaver Dam runing aCross said lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 5 th of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July 23 d 1723 
Laid out to John and Petter Cochran one acre of meadow 
be it more or less in Butterfields meadow which Lot ia 
bounded by stakes betwen the lots of Robey and Goffe 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mithell 

Commite 
Recorded the 5 th of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 



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Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723 
Laid out to John Will m and Petter Cochran one acre and an 
half of meadow be it more or less w c Lot Lyeth at the upper 
end of Swords point and is bounded down to stakes which 
bounds Thomas Cochrans lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 5 th of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry June f 27 th 1723 
Laid out to Will m Cochran alot of meadow in said town Con- 
taining one hundred and twenty Ehods be it more or less 
which lot is bounded by apine tree on the East side of y e 
brook w c tree is marked I I I I III and on asmall red oak 
on the other side of y e brook and Comprehends all the meadow 
betwen said bounds and the lower bounds of Beaver brook 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John Mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 5 th of March 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy Town Clark 

Londonderry July y e 24 th 1723 
Laid out to Will™ Cochran half an acre of meadow be it 
more or less w° lot Lyeth betwen the lots of Butterfleld and 
Goffs Lying at at Litle stone Dam 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen anderson 
John Mitchell 

Commite 
Recorded this 5 th of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 



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Londonderry March 1722 
Laid out to John Crumey forty acres of Land be it more 
or less which is y e second division of aright S d Crumey holds 
in said town and Lyieth at the west south west end of aires 
range and is bounded on the north with awhite oak tree 
marked and so runing west south west one hundred and sixty 
Ehods to astake and bounding on mathew Clarks Lot, thence 
runing south south East Eighty Ehods to astake and bound- 
ing on Abraham Hols Lot along side thence runing East nor 
East one hundred and sixty Ehods to astake, thence runing 
nor nor west to the bounds first mentioned N° 30 

David Cargill 
John M lt Murphy 
Committe 
Eecorded this 14 th of March 1723/4 

Pr John M tt Murphy Town Clark 



Londonderry march 1722 
Laid out to John mitchell forty acres of Land be it more or 
less Lying at Leverits meadow and is bounded by agreat white 
oak tree marked Standing near m u neals meadow thence run- 
ing north and bounding on Hies lot to astake standing by 
Will m Nikels thence runing East and be north and bounding 
on s d Nikels to astake thence runing East to Leverits meadow 
to ared oak tree marked Standing by Cristeys meadow, and 
so bounding upwards on the meadow to the white oak tree 
first mentioned N° 73: 

David Cargill 
John m* murphy 
Commite 
Eecorded this 14 th of march 1723/4 

Pr John M u Murphy town Clark 



Londonderry March 1722 
Then laid out to Ebell Merrill forty acres of Land be it 



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more or less which [is] the second Division of aright he holds 
in said town and lieth on Eastward and is bounded on the 
East by astake or with astake and stones, from thence runing 
west and bounding on James Craig's land one hundred and 
sixty Rhods to a [stake] and stones, from thence riming north 
west Seventy Rhods to a white oak tree marked, from thence 
runing north East one hundred and sixty Rhods, and bound- 
ing on Clerk and Craig's land to a stake and stones, from 
thence runing south East to the bound first mentioned N° 39 

David Cargill 
John Macmurphy 
Committee 
Recorded this 18 th of June 1728 
p. r. John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



Londonderry June 1728. 
Then laid out to Coll 11 John Whealwright alot of Land in 
said town containing five hundred acres be it more or less, 
which land is in full satisfaction for a Deed which said Wheal- 
wright Gave to the proprietors of Londonderry Purshewant 
to a Deed which he had of the natives or Indians, of their 
right of the soill to aCertain tract of Land as Specefied in 
said Whealwrights [deed] from said natives, as also the 
amendment and twenty acres addition which belongs to a 
share or lot the above said Whealwright holds in this town, 
said lot lying by and bounding on Policey pond so Called by 
areed oak tree marked standing by the Easterly part of said 
pond, from thence runing East two hundred & twenty Rhods 
to a White oak tree marked from thence runing south three 
hundred & ninety Rhods to astake & stones from thence run- 
ing West two hundred and fourty Rhods to a White oak tree 
marked J: W: from thence runing north to the aforesaid pond 
to awhite oake tree marked and bounding on M r . James Mac- 
Gregors land, from thence bounding Easterly on said pond 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 171 

and round to the bounds first mentioned their being land 
within said bounds for one road four Rhods wide 

David Cargill 

Sirvayer 
John Mitchell 
John Archibald 

Committee 
Eecorded this 8 th of July 1728 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry September y e 12 th 1728, 
Then laid out to Eobert Boyes alot of land lying in said 
town Containing one hundred and Eighty acres of land 
in Quantity, for twenty seven acres of Good land, 
in Quality for want of the measure of his home 
land that he bought from Andrew Spaulding the 
said land lying on the south side of litle stone 
dam Brook, and is Butted & Bounded as followeth begining 
at a pitch pine tree marked near John anderson's meadow 
from thence runing south west and be south one hundred and 
nine Rhods by marked trees to astake and heap of stones, 
from thence runing south East and be East to beaver brook, 
and so by [Brook] and the laid out meadow Bounds to litle 
stone dam brook, and so up litle stone dam brook and the laid 
out meadow bounds, to the bounds first mentioned, Reserv- 
ing all the laid out meadows to their owners, Note that their 
is two acres and an half of land within said bounds reserved 
to the towns use, for high ways when they Demand it and 
lay out said Rhoads 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
John Mitchell 



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Com 

At a Proprietory meeting held at Londonderry October y* 
14 th 1728 the aforementioned return transcript of one hun- 
dred & Eighty acres Read & aproved by the town for the 



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af resaid Robert Boyes proper use benefit and behoof in fee. 
Recorded this 18 th of Nov br 1728 pr 
John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry September y e 11 th 1728. 
Then laid out to Robert Mackeen a lot of Land in said town 
Containing four hundred and sixty one acres in Quantity for 
the Quality of sixty six acres of Good Land, due to the said 
Robert Mackeen's share in said town, for the measure of his 
home lot & part of his mendment and twenty acres of addit- 
ion, the said land lying on the nor East of Li tie stone Dam 
brook & bounded as followeth Begining at a stake standing 
on the south west End of James Clerk's second Division, & 
from thence runing south East one hundred & six Rhods to 
apitch pine tree marked which is the Corner bounds of John 
MacnealPs second Division & thence runing nor East to 
6Words point meadow brook & by the brook & the laid out 
meadow bounds to Beaver Brook, & by Beaver Brook & the 
laid out meadow bounds, to litle stone Dam brook, & up said 
laid out meadow bounds, to little stone Dam brook, & up said 
brook & the meadow bounds as it is laid out to butterfields 
farm, & runing up John Anderson's meadow bounds to astake 
marked which is the Corner of Butterfields farm, & runing 
north Eighty Rhods to the Easterly Corner of said farm 
thence runing south East and be East four Rhods to awhite 
oak tree marked standing near aswamp thence runing nor 
East to the bounds first mentioned, note that their is nine 
acres Reserv'd to the town within said bounds which is for 
High ways when the town Demands it and lays out said High 

ways 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
John Mitchell 

Committee 

At a Proprietory held at Londonderry October y e 14 th 1 728. 
The return or transcript of the aforesaid four hundred and 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 173 

sixty one acres was Bead and approved by the town, for the 
said Bobert Mackees proper use benifit and behoof in fee. 

Kecorded this 18 th of Nov br 1728 

pr John Macmurphy, Town Clerk. 

Londonderry March y e l 8t 1726 
Alist of the mendments allowed to the severall lots veiwed 
by the Committees Chosen in y® year 1726 with the six acres 
of addition. 

acres 1/2 1/4 

John Moore proprietor 

Kobert Wilson 

Sam 1 moore 

Jchn Archibald 36 00 00 

James Gregg 36 00 00 

James Nichols for Walker half lot . 13 00 00 
Alexander Nichols for his son and 

his fathers half a 25 00 00 

Will m Nichols 9 00 00 

Jonathan Tylor 19 1/2 00 

James Mackeens two lots .... 53 00 00 

John Barnat sinior 17 00 00 

John Barnat Jun r 16 00 00 

Archibald Clandinen 16 00 00 

John Mitchell 13 00 00 

James morison 13 00 00 

James Alexander 18 00 00 

James Anderson 13 00 00 

for want of home lott 1 1/2 00 

James Clerk k . 9 00 00 

for want of horn lot 2 00 00 

Alexander Walker 34 00 00 

Eobert Doak's 34 00 00 

Bandle Alexander 41 00 00 

Abell Merrill 38 00 00 

Hendry Green for Jo n andeson ... 23 00 00 

Daniell Anderson 13 00 00 



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want of home lot 2 

James & Jo n Doake 27 

John macconecy 20 

John Gregg 29 

Will m Gregg 14 

James Clerk 12 

For want of home lot 00 

James Nesmith 18 

Allen Anderson 11 

Robert Wear 16 

John morison 6 

Sam 1 Alison 12 

For want of home lot 1 

Thomas Stiele 7 

John Stewart 6 

David Craig 9 

Jo n Barr two lots 30 

want of home lot 40 

Will™ Wmphra [Humphrey] ... 18 

John Richey 11 

William Wilson 5 

M Gregor for 8 lots 31 

Anderson (?) 19 

Hugh Muntgomery 13 

Robert Morison 11 

Alexander Macneall 10 

Robert Boys 16 

John Macmurphy 15 

John Macneall 20 

William Camples lot for Jam: Rodgers 6 

James Gilmor's half lott .... 5 

James Gilmore for Jam: maeneals lot . 15 

William Gilmore 14 

John Archibald East 29 

want of homestead 1 

Alexander Renkin's part 6 



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EARLY BECOKiDS OF LONDONBEBRY. 175 

David Cargill sen r & Jun r .... 36 00 00 

Samuel Houston 12 00 00 

Governour John Wentworth .... 12 00 00 

John Whealwright 11 00 00 

Joseph Procter's lot 12 00 00 

Samuel Graves or Smith 15 00 00 

John Gray or Archibald Wear ... 10 1/2 00 

Joseph Kidder's lott 10 00 00 

John Goffe Sen 1 .13 00 00 

Samuel Graves . 13 00 00 

John Crumey 9 00 00 

want of homestead lot 4 00 1/4 

James Leslie 12 00 00 

John Anderson 9 00 00 

want of homestead 2 00 17Rh: 

William Callwell's part 16 00 00 

Want of homestead 1 00 27Rh: 

James Blair 13 00 00 

John Blair . . 24 00 00 

James moore or Hugh Ramsey ... 25 00 00 

John Shields half lot 16 00 00 

James Rodgers or James Calderwood . 16 00 00 

Samuel Penhallow 6 00 00 

Thomas Cochran or Graves .... 2 00 1/4 

Benjamin Kidder 6 00 00 

John Goffe Jun r 6 00 00 

Stephen Peirce . 6 00 00 

Andrew Spalding 6 00 00 

Alexander Macmurphy & Jam: Ligget 16 00 00 

David Craig's half lott 8 00 00 

Joseph Symons 21 00 00 

Elias Keys 15 00 00 

John Robey or mr Philips .... 21 00 00 

want of homestead 3 00 00 

John senter 26 00 00 

Robert Mc Keen 21 00 00 



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want of homestead 8 

Sam 11 m c Keen Jenat & Jo n m c Keen 12 

John Cochran and partners .... 30 

Will m Cochran 40 

Robert Boys » . . 

James Aiken mendment .... 24 

want of homestead lot 2 

Will m Aiken 11 

Edward Aiken 21 

John Wallace 17 

Benjamin Wilson 19 

Andrew Todd '. . . 18 

John Bell 22 

David morison 28 

Samuel morison 25 

Abraham Holms 30 

John Woodburn 30 

John Given 30 

William Eyrs 28 

David Bogle 28 

John Mac Clurg 32 

James MacG-lauchlan 3 

Nemiah Giffen 11 

Robert millers half Lot 10 

James Sterrats half 16 

George & Thomas Clerk 29 

James Gregg 40 

William Nutt 7 

Sadrik Walton or James Wallace . . 

Wallace his half lot 8 

James Leggets half lot 7 

George Jaffrey 14 

Mark Hun king 16 

Jesse Cristey 8 

Jo n Clark or Ro l Gilmore .... 4 

Richard Webird 14 



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EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 177 

Thomas Peckar 22 00 00 

Thomas Westbrook 21 00 00 

Archibald Macphedris 10 00 00 

Eobert Armstrong 10 00 00 

Eichard Waldron 8 00 00 

Benine Wentworth 

Eobert Achimatey 11 00 00 

David Cargill 

James Lindsay 13 00 00 

Matthew Clerk 5 00 00 

We the under subscribers being Chosen by the town of Lon- 
donderry at their town meeting held June y e 16 th 1727 for 
veiweing the home lotts, have veiwed the said lots, that we 
have determined land too, according to the return that is 
entred in the foregoing list, together with the six acres of 
adition to make the lotts Equal to our precept, and according 
to the vote of the town, to our best skill and knowledge, as we 
were sworn upon oath to do 

Hugh Montgomery 
James Eodgers 

Committee 

Londonderry June y e 18 th 1723 
Laid out to Ebel Merrill and Hendrey Green alot of meadow 
in said town Containing seventy Ehods be it more or less and 
is bounded as followeth (viz) Begining at a stake which 
bounds John Mitchell's lot, and bounding on said lot by stakes 
to the ash swamp, and bounding on said swamp to a stake 
which bounds Samuel Alisons lot and bounding on said lot 
to the pine Island and bounding on said Island to the stake 
first mentioned which lot is four Ehods and three quarters 
wide at the midle Also alot of meadow on the East side 
of Beaver brook Containing twelve Ehods be it more or less, 
which lot is bounded as followeth begining at astake which 
bounds Samuel Alison lot, and bounding on said lot by stakes 
to beaver brook and bounding on said brook to astake which 



178 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

bounds John Mitchells lot & bounding on said lot by stakes to 
the upland, and bounding on the upland to the stake first 
mentioned which lot is three Rhods and three quarters wide 
at the midle 

David Cargill 
John Mitchell 
John Bell 
Alen Anderson 

Com ttea 
Recorded this 29th of February 1727/8 
p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry June y e 28th 1723. * 
Laid out to Ebell Merrill alot of meadow in said town Con- 
taining be it more or less which lot is bounded 
by A Reed oak tree on each side of the meadow, which tree 
bounds M* Maegregor's lots and Comprehends all the meadow 
betwen said bounds and the uper End of the bounds of the 
west Creek. 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen Anderson 
John Mitchell 

Com"" 
Recorded this 28 th of February 1727/8 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry June y e 20 th 1723. 
Laid out to Ebel Merrill alot of meadow lying betwen the 
front of his own land and west runing brook Containing sixty 
Five Rhods be it more or less 

David Cargill. 
John Bell. 
Alen Anderson. 
John Mitchell. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 29 th of February 1727/8 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 179 

Londonderry June y e 21 st 1723 
•Laid out to ColP Whealwright alot of meadow Containing 
Eighty Ehods be it more or less, which meadow contains one 
third part of all the meadow lying betwen a smal brook and 
the nearest place of shieldses pond to said brook, and the 
front of John Shieldses lot also one hundred Ehods of 
meadow be it more or less, which lot is bounded by stakes on 
the lot of Joseph Kidder and up to apine and amaple which 
lot lieth in the fourteen acre meadow 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Alen Anderson 
John Mitchell 

Committee 
Recorded this 29 th of February 1727/8 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Septm 17, 1723 
then laid out to Robert Boyes alot of land which was laid 
out to him for the want of the measure of his home lott and 
twelve acres of his mendment & two acres of high way land, 
and the mendment of his part of the saw mill lott and twenty 
acres of addition with the addition of his part of the saw mill 
lott, and four acres & an half and seventy three Ehods of 
high way lott of John Mitchell's and Allen Anderson's being 
part of his shares in said town, Containing two hundred 
an sixty acres in Quantity and Butted and Bounded as fol- 
loweth, begining at a broad Eock which is upon the south 
line of Eobert Achimatey's home lot & from thence runing 
East two hundred and fifty four Ehods to astake and stones, 
from thence runing South one hundred and sixty five Ehods 
to a Chesnut tree marked with the letter E from thence run- 
ing west two hundred and fifty four Ehods to a tree marked, 
and from thence north to David Cargills meadow and so by 
the meadow bounds on the Easterly side of the meadow or 
Brook to the bounds first mentioned. Note that their is a 
Eoad of two Ehods wide on the north side of s d land, and a 



180 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Road of four Rhods wide a Cross said land to be Given to 
the town on Demand when they lay out said Eoad 

Jo n Archibald 
Jo n Mitchell 
Jo 11 Wallace 

Com mitt«9 

at a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry Nov br y e 18 th 
1728 the return or transcript of the afores d Record read & 
aproved of by the town for the afors d Rob 1 Boyes proper use 
benefit & behoof in fee 

Recorded this 3 d of Dec br 1728 Pr John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Agust y e 30 th 1728. 

Laid out to Jonathan Butterfield of Chelsfoord ninety 
Eight acres of land be it more or less, Bounded as followeth 
(viz) Begining at the East angle at a Stake and stones, thence 
runing nor West & be West seventy (?) Rhods to awhite oak 
tree marked, from thence runing South West & be South 
Sixty Rhods to A stake & stones, from thence runing nor East 
& be nor six Rhods to A pitch pine tree marked, from thence 
runing nor West & be West one hundred Rhods to a small 
Allem tree on Abrook, from thence runing [by] the Brook 
northerly to David Bogles meadow bounding round the said 
meadow to A Great pitch pine tree marked, from thence 
runing south East & be East fourty Rhods to A stake and 
stones, from thence runing south Southwest sixtey Rhods 
to astake, from thence runing South East & be East one 
hundred and fourty three Rhods to a Stake and Stones from 
thence runing South East Eighty Rhods to the Bounds first 
mentioned, note that their is land for A Highway on said 
land or bounds reserved for the town four Rhods wide 

John Mitchell 
John Archibald 
John Wallace 

Committee. 

Recorded this 23 d Day of Dec br 1728 

p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 181 

At aproprietory Metting held at Londonderry October y e 
14 th 1728 the Return or transcrip of the aforesaid Record 
read & aproved of by the town for the Said Butterfields rise 
benefit and behoof in fee 

Londonderry June y e 21 st 1728 
Then laid out to the Rev d M r James Macgregor one hun- 
dred & five acres of land which is the amendment and addi- 
tion land of his Meetinghouse Lott, also full satisfaction for 
three acres & an half of land taken of said lott for the Meet- 
inghouse & Grave yeard, which one hundred & five acres 
Lieth Southerly of polisey pond, & is bounded on the south 
Bast, by A white oak tree marked which is the nor West 
angle of M r Whealwrights farm, and stands on the Bank of 
the aforesaid pond, from thence riming South three hundred 
and twenty Rhods bounding on the afor 8d farm to a white oak 
tree. Marked J W from thence runing West sixty Seven 
Rhods to A Stake, from thence runing north to the aforesaid 
pond to a Reed oak tree Marked standing on a Beaver Dam, 
thence to the Bank first mentioned bounding on said pond, 
their being land allowed within said Bounds for one Road four 
Rhods a Cross said land 

John Wallace 
John Mitchell 
John Archibald 

Committee 
Recorded this 23 d Day of Dec br 1728. . 
pr John Mac Murphy Town Clerk. 

At A Proprietory meeting held at Londonderry Nov br 18 th 
1728. the Return of the aforesaid Record read and approv'd 
of by the town for the afores d M r Macgregor's proper use and 
his Heirs benefit & behoof in fee 

Londonderry October y e 24 th 1728. 
Then laid out to the Rev d M r James Macgregor ninety two 
acres of Land which is the amendment and twenty acre lot 
of one of his rights in the above said town, & is bounded on 



182 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the West by a stake and stones which is the northerly angle 
of James Morison's land, from thence runing nor East fourty 
Eight Rhods to a stake, from thence runing south East to 
polisey pond to a Reed oak tree marked, from thence bound- 
ing Westerly on said pond to amaple tree marked Standing in 
a swamp which is the Easterly angle of the aforesaid Mori- 
son's land, from thence runing nor West three hundred and 
twenty Rhods bounding on said Morisons land to the bounds 
first mentioned. Note that their is land allowed within said 
bounds for one high way a Cross said land four Rhods wide, 
and one high way two Rhods wide along the side where the 
town alows them to be laid out 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 

Committee. 
Recorded this 23 d Day of December 1728 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry June y e 15 th 1728 
Then laid out to George & Thomas Clerk, Purshewant to 
avote passed april y e 15 th anno Domini 1728. Concerning 
laying out of amendments wants of home lots & additions 
fourty nine acres & three quarters of Land which was allowed 
them for said amendment and twenty acres of Addition, which 
is laid out to Every marster (?) with one High way Cross 
said Clerk's land yett to be laid out, said land be it more or 
less, is bounded as followeth begining at A stake & stones 
which is the south East angle of Robert Millers lott, from 
thence runing East be north, fifty two Rhods. to astake & 
stones, from thence runing north one hundred & ninety five 
Rhods to a stake & stones, from thence Runing West & be 
south to the South west angle of Governour Wentworth's 
farm to areed oak tree marked J: W: from thence runing 
north to the south End of Nichels his land, from thence 
runing West & be south to the lower End of said Clarks & 
Nichels meadow, from thence runing upwards on said meadow 
Bounds on the East side & Round on the south of Archibald 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 183 

Starks & Abraham Blair's meadow to the West line of 3aid 
Clerk's lots, & from the nor west angle of said lots, runing 
East and be nor to astake & stones which is the nor East 
angle of the afores d Robert Miller's lott, from thence runing 
south to the Bounds first Mentioned. 

At a Proprietory Meeting held at Londonderry Nov br y* 
18 th 1728. the afores d return or transcript read and approved 
of by the town for the aforesaid George & Thomas Clerk, 
proper use benefit & behoof in fee. 

Recorded this 29 th Day of Nov te 1728. 

pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Sept br y 6 18 th 1728 
Then laid out to Alex r M tt N"eall fifty five acres of land 
which is the second Division & six acres & an half of his 
amendment,, said land lying on Chester line & is bounded on 
the north East by an Elm tree marked, from thence runing 
south, twenty four Rhods, to ablack Burtch tree marked 
which is the nor East angle of Rob 1 Gilmore Jun r 's land, from 
thence runing West and bounding on said Gilmors land one 
hundred & sixty Rhods to ablack ash tree marked, from 
thence runing northerly & bounding on Thomas Stiel's & 
James Hunter's land Eighty seven Rhods to a stake & stones 
on Chester line, from thence runing East nor East to the 
bounds first mentioned. Note y t their is two acres of land 
within said bounds for ahigh way when the town thinks fitt 
to lay out said high way &c 

Jo n Mitchell 
Jo n Wallace 
Jo 11 Archibald 

Committee 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry October y* 
19 th 1728 the return or transcript of th afors d record read & 
approved of by the town for y e af ores d Macneals proper use 

Recorded this 2 d Day of December 1728. 

pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



184 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry July 2 nd 1728 
Then laid out to Lev 1 Governour John Wentworth Esq* 
&? fifty acres of land in said town be it more or less, which 
is what he wanted, of his five hundred acre farm said land 
lying & Joyning to his farm which Bobert Kenady now lives 
upon and is bounded in manner as followeth (viz) by astake 
and stones standing on the East line of the aforesaid farm, 
& is the south West angle of John Morison Seni r 's land from 
thence runing south on said farm to James Reid*s land to 
awhite oak tree marked J: W: from thence runing East and 
be south sixteen Rhods to astake and stones which is the 
nor East angle of the afores d Reids land from thence run- 
ing south one hundred & ninety Rhods bounding on said 
Reid's land to a stake and stones, from thence runing East 
& be nor thirty four Rhods to awhite oak tree Marked, from 
thence runing north two hundred and fifty four Rhods to 
a stake and stones, from thence runing west & be south to 
the bounds first mentioned, their being land allowed within 
said Bounds for one Cross Road four Rhods wide. 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
John Mitchell 

Committee 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry Nov 1 * y e 18 th 
1728. the return or transcript of the aforesaid tract of land 
Read & approved of by the town, for the afores d Gov r Went- 
worths proper use benefit & behoof in fee. 

Recorded this 3 d of December 1728 pr John Mac Murphy 
Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Sep tr y e 13 th 1728. 
Then laid out to John Crumey a lott of Land lying in said 
town Containing two hundred and twelve acres in Quantity 
for his wants of his home lot and his mendment and twenty 
acres of addition which land lyieth on the southerly side of 
Robert Boyes land bounding on Beaver Brook Butted and 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 185 

bounded as followeth, Begining at a stake standing near Ban- 
die Alex rs meadow, thence riming south West & be south two 
hundred and ten Rhods to astake & stones, from thence Tun- 
ing south East and be East one hundred & seventeen Ehods 
to astake, from thence runing nor East and be nor two hun- 
dred and ten Ehods to a pitch pine tree marked, and from 
thence runing nor west and be West to the Bounds first 
mentioned Note that their is three acres of said land to be 
Given to the town on Demand for high ways when they are 
laid out, and the laid out meadow in said bounds is Reserved 
to the owner with the Bounds of the same 

John Mitchell 
John Wallace 
John Archibald 

Committee 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry Nov br y e 
18 th 1728 the return or transcript of the afore sd Record Read 
& aprov'd by the town, for the afores d John Crumey's proper 
use benefit & behoof in fee. Recorded this 3 d Day of Dec br 
1728 

John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Sep tr f 16 th 1728. 
Then laid out to John Bell for the twenty acres adition & 
seven acres of his amendment being in Quantity Eightynine 
acres & three Quarters said land said land lying adjoyning 
to his second Division, & is bounded on the south by a pitch 
pine tree marked from thence runing nor East bounding on 
eaid Division to a small Whitte oak tree Marked which is 
the Corner Bounds of William Cochran's land from thence 
runing nor west on said land to astake which is the Nor East 
angle of Robert Arbuckles land from thence runing south 
west sixty one Rhods to a pitch pine tree Marked from 
thence runing nor west one hundred & sixty four Rhods & 
bounding on said Arbuckle's land to astake & stones, from 
thence runing south West fourty Rhods to a Black oak tree 



186 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS 

marked, from thence riming south East to John Cochran's 
land & bounding on said land & James Smith's land to the 
ten acre meadow & bounding on the ten acre meadow bounds 
to the bounds first mentioned Note that the town is to have 
two acres & an half of land within said bounds for high 
ways when they think fitt to Demand it & lay out s d Rhods 

John Archibald 
John Mitchell 
John Wallace 

Committee 

At a proprietory meeting October y e 14 th 1728 the transcript 
of said Eecord read & aprovM of by the town for y e afores 4 
Jo 11 Bels use & behoof in fee Recorded this 15 th Day of 
Nov br 1728. pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Sep tr y e 21 st 1728 
Then laid out to James Rodgers two hundred & sixty 
seven acres of land which is the amendment of the lot he 
sold to James Calderwood wanting three acres of said amend- 
ment, also the amendment and second Division & addition 
of the half lot he lives upon, said land lying by Bear Rock, & 
is bounded on Leverits hill by astake & stones which is Sam 11 
Alison's Corner, from thence riming north East seventy 
four Rhods bounding on said Alison's land to asmal popular 
tree Marked, from thence runing south East three hundred 
& three Rhods to astake standing in the side of a swamp by 
agreat rock, from thence riming south West to broad meadow 
bounds and bounding southwesterly on said bounds & up 
the south East side of the swamp above said meadow to astake 
& stones, from thence runing south west by marked trees to 
the line of William Nickels land to astake & stones from 
thence runing as said line runs to astake & stones which is 
the Corner bounds of Nickels, thence runing south East one 
hundred & six Rhods to astake & stones which is the bounds 
first Note that their is nine acres of land within said bounds, 
reserved for y e use of y e town for High ways which the town 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 187 

is to have when they Demand the same & lay out said High- 
ways 

John Mitchell 
John Wallace 

Committee 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry October y e 
15 th 1728 the transcript of said record read and aproVd of 
by the town for y e aforesaid Rodgers use & behoof in fee. 
Recorded this 15 th of Nov br ye 15 th 1728 pr John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk 

Londonderry July 1727 
Then laid out to Thomas Stiel apeace of meadow lying 
Westerly of that meadow which goes by the name of Aliens 
Bogg and is bounded by the town Commons as other mead- 
ow's are, which is two Rhods from where it is now Moveable 

David Cargill 
Allen Anderson 
John Bell 
John Mitchell 

Committee 
Recorded this 25 th Day Nov br 1728. 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

The afores d meadow laid out for y e afores d Thomas Stiel's 
use Benefit & behoof in fee. 
attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry October y e 23 d 1728 
Then laid out to James Morison Seventy acres of land 
which is in full for his mendment & high way land that his 
home lot wanted, & twenty acres of Addition which land is 
bounded as followeth (viz) Begining at asmall Walnut tree 
marked which is John Morison's Corner bounds, thence Tun- 
ing North East thirty seven Rhods to a steak & stones, thence 
runing south East one Mr Macgregor's land to Polesiy Pond 
to aMeaple tree Marked in a swamp near said pond, thence 
bounding on said pond to a Great Rock & heap of stones, 



188 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

thence bounding nor west on John Morison's land to the 
Bounds first mentioned, Note that their is land reserved for 
two highways in said tract of Land, when the town shall Call 
for said Highway Cross said tract of land, said High ways not 
Exceuing six Rhods wide both of them, the one four Rhods 
wide, & the other two Rhods wide 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
John Mitchell 

Com* 1 "** 

At aproprietory metting held at Londonderry Nov br y* 18 th 
1728 the aforesaid return or transcript of s d record read & 
approved of by the town for the said James Morisons proper 
use benefit & behoof in fee. 

Recorded this 28 th of Nov br 1728. 

pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 28 th 1728. 
Then laid out to George & Thomas Clerk apeace of meadow 
which is is the nor Easterly half of the meadow lying at the 

north East End of Cubages pond. 

David Cargill 
Allen Anderson 
John Mitchell 
John Bell 

Committee 
Recorded this 29 th of Nov br 1728. 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723. 

Laid out to Coll u John Whealwright one acre and an half 

and ten Rhods of meadow be it more or less, which lot lieth 

in Lear meadow and is bounded by stakes betwen the lots of 

Samuel Houston and' John Gray 

David Cargill 

John Bell 
Alen Anderson 
John Mitchell 

Committee 

Recorded this 29 th of February 1727/8 

pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 189 

Londonderry July y e 14 th 1727 
Laid out to Eobert Boys alot of meadow laying in said town 
being a part of his share allowed for his part of the saw mill 
lctt or share which meadow lieth East of John Archibald's 
meadow and southerly of Samuel moor's meadow and wes- 
terly of Cubbagess pond, which meadow is butted and 
bounded ass followeth, westerly two Ehods on the upland and 
northerly by the upland, and Easterly and southerly by the 
upland the upland is all in the possesion of the said town, 
the aforesaid meadow being bounded two Ehods on the up- 
land, which meadow is by Estimation in full for said Boysess 
part of said mill-lott and the lott y fc he now lives upon ass 
farr as is laid out to the rest of the lotts in said town (viz) 
ten acres & three quarters to Each right 

David Cargill. 
John Mitchell. 
Samuel Graves. 

Committee 
Eecorded this 29 th of February 1727/8 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry July y e 23 d 1723. 
Laid out to John Mac Clurg, Elizabath and Mary Wilson 
one acre and seventy five Ehods of meadow be it more or less 
which lott lieth south and south East of pole hill, and is 
bounded by stakes on Bogles meadow, and betwen the lotts 
of Given and Woodburn. 

David Cargill 

John Bell 
Alen Anderson 
John Mitchell 

Committee 

Eecorded this 4 th of March 1727/8 

pr John Macmurphy Town Clark. 

Londonderry June y e 22 d 1723: 
Laid out to John Mac Clurg Elizabath and Mary Wilson's 
alot of meadow in said town Containing twenty five Ehods 



190 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

bo it more or less which is bounded by stakes betwen the lots 
q( William Eyres and Abraham Holms and by the upland at 
one End, and the brook at y e other Also one acre and twenty 
Ehods of meadow be it more or less, which lott lyieth in the 
five and twenty acre meadow and bounded on Samuel Mori- 
son's lott by stakes and so bounding on the upland round the 
uper end of a part of the aforesaid meadow which belongs to 
said Morison Macclurg and Wilson's. 

David Cargill 
John Bell. 
Alen Anderson 
John Mitchell. 

Committee 
Eecorded this 4 th of March 1727/8 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry March 1722 
Then laid out to George and Thomas Clerk, fourty acres of 
Land be it More or less which is a second Division of aright 
they hold in this town said Land lying at the south End of 
their own home lot, and partly on the south End of William 
Nutts home lott, and Robert Millers home lott, said lott 
Butted and Bounded as followeth (viz) Begining at a stake 
and stones, which is the Nor westerly Corner, thence runing 
south one hundred and sixty Ehods by marked trees to aGreat 
White oak tree Marked standing on agreat rock, thence run- 
ing East Eighty Ehods by marked trees to astake & stones, 
thence runing north one hundred & sixty Ehods by marked 
trees to a Eeed oak tree Marked, and Bounding on William 
Nutt's second Division, thence runing west by marked trees 
to the stake and stones first mentioned, note that the Easterly 
side of the said Second Division is George Clerk's part of it 
and Contains forty two acres be it more or less, which is forty 

two Ehods wide. 

David Cargill 
John Macmurphy 
Committee 
Eecorded this 14 th of May 1728. 
p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 191 

Londonderry March 1722. 
Then laid out to Joseph Simons forty acres of Land be it 
more or less which is the second Division of aright he holds 
in said town, & is bounded on the south East by an ash tree 
Marked from thence runing north and be East one hundred 
& sixty Bhods to a stake & Stones, from thence runing West 
&■ be north fourty Eight Ehods & bounding on Archibald 
Wear's land to a stake & stones, from thence runing one hun- 
dred and sixty Ehods south and be west to a stake and stones, 
from thence runing East & be south to the Bounds first men- 
tioned. Beserving out of s d bounds what meadows lieth 
within said bounds N° 23 

David Cargill 
John Macmurphy 
Committee 
Eecorded this 13 th of June 1728 
pr John MacMurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry March 1722 
Then laid out to Coll 11 John Whealwright forty acres of 
Land be it more or less Lying on Canada East range, and is 
bounded on the nor west with a white oak tree marked, from 
thence runing East and be north one hundred and sixty Ehods 
and bounding on Governour Shuts lot to astake from thence 
runing south and be East forty four Ehods to a stake, from 
thence runing west and be south one hundred and sixty Ehods 
and bounding on Eobert Doaks land to a stake from thence 
runing, north and be west to the bounds first mentioned, 
which land is the second Division of aright he holds in this 
town, and is N° 2 

David Cargill 
John Macmurphy 

Committee 
Eecorded this 18 th of June 1728 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry Nbv br y 
18 th 1728 the Beturn or transcript Bead & approv'd 



192 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

of by the town for the afores d M r Macgregor's proper use ben- 
efit & behoof in fee, 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry October y e 24 th 1728. 
Then laid out to the Rev* 1 M r James Macgregor ninety one 
acres of land lying by the pedlars farm — bounded on the 
South East angle by a White oak marked, from thence runing 
north bounding in part on the afore sd Farm one hundred 
and four Ehods to a stake' & Stones, from thence runing west 
one hundred and fourty Rhods by marked trees to Walnut 
tree marked, from thence runing South one hundred & four 
Rhods to a Reed oak tree marked thence runing East to the 
bounds first mentioned note that their is land allowed 
within said Bounds for one Road four Rhods Wide aCross 
said land which ninty one acres is the full for the amendment 
and twenty Lott of one of his Rights in S d town 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 
John Mitchell 

Committee 
Recorded this 23 d Day of Dec br 1728. 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a Proprietory Meeting held at Londonderry ISTov br y* 
18 th 1728 the Return or transcript of the afores d Record Read 
& approv'd of by the town for the afores d M r Macgregor's 
proper use benefit & behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry October y e 23 d 1728 
Then laid out to John Barr one hundred & fifty acres of 
Land which is full satisfaction for fifteen acres of his amend- 
ment & twenty acres of his addition s d land lying by Cub- 
bagess pond & is Bounded on the West by a stake from thence 
riming nor Easterly bounding on the said pond to the Brook 
which runs out of a meadow which lyieth along said pond & 
bounding up s d Brook to the said meadow & bounding up- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 193 

wards on meadow bounds, on the south East side of the 
meadow to astake, from thence runing nor East to a stake 
where the Compliment of one hundred & twelve Ehods is 
made up, runing nor East from the Bounds first mentioned, 
from thence runing south East & bounding on John Mori- 
sons land to polisey pond to a stake & stones, from thence 
runing south Westerly as the pond bounds to a Reed oak tree 
marked which stands on aline which runs South East & 
bounds Sam 11 Allison's land on the nor East from the bounds 
first mentioned, their being land allowed in these bounds for 
two high ways when the town thinks fitt to lay them a 
Cross said land, both not to Exceed six Rhods Wide, &c 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
John Mitchell 

Committee 
Recorded this 31 st Day of Dec br 1728 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a Proprietory meeting held at Londonderry Nov br y e 
18 th 1728 the afores d Record Read & aprov'd of by the town 
for the aforesaid John Barr's use benefit & behoof in fee. 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry October y e 21 st 1728 
Then laid out to John Barr fifty acres of land which is in 
full satisfaction for fifteen acres of amendment & twenty acres 
of addition said land lying south East of Cobages pond & 
is bounded on the West by a pitch pine tree marked which is 
the northerly angle of John Barnat Sen rs land, from thence 
runing south East three hundred & sixty Eight Rhods bound- 
ing on said Barnat's land to astake & stones from thence 
runing nor East twenty three Rhods, to a stake & stones, 
from thence runing nor West & bounding on Jo n Stewarts 
land to Cubages pond, and bounding by a Maple standing 
by said pond from thence runing south Westerly on said pond 
to the Bound first Mentioned, their being land allowed 



194 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

within said bounds for two Koads aCross said land where 
the town thinks fitt to lay them out not Exceeding six Ehods 
wide for both Roads 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
John Mitchell 

Committee 
Recorded this 31 st Day of Dec br 1728 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry November 
y e 18 th 1728 the return of the aforesaid Record Read & 
approved of by the town for the afores d John Barr's proper 
use benefit & behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 14 th 1728. 
Then laid out to John Archibald two hundred & fifty seven 
acres of land which is in full for his amendment and adition 
lands with what he sold & is laid out to Hugh Thompson & 
one acre of Good land yett unlaid out Said land lying near 
Butterfields Rock, & is bounded on the most northerly angle 
by a stake & heap of stones Standing by Dracut Road, from 
thence runing south East & be south by Eight acre meadow 
bounds to astake, from thence runing Southerly by Said 
meadow bounds to the uper End of a Creek Called the half 
acre to a stake and from thence Runing south East & be 
South to a Small popular tree marked Standing by the bounds 
of the six acre meadow, from thence runing South West & 
be West Seventy Seven Rhods to a Black ash tree Standing 
in a Swamp, thence runing East twenty five Degrees South 
one hundred & fifty two Rhods to a heap of Stones near the 
aforesaid Rock, from thence runing nor East & be nor one 
hundred & Eighty Rhods, to apitch pine tree marked, from 
thence runing nor East & be East to the Bounds first men- 
tioned Excepting out of said bounds all the laid out mead- 
ows, their being five acres allowed Within Said Bounds 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 195 

for high ways when the town thinks fitt to lay them out 
Also fourty acres of Land which is full Satisfaction for what 
High Way he has allready made upon the Side of his 

home lott, Said land lying by & Joining his Second Division, 
bounded on the nor East by a White oak tree marked 

Notb.— The balance of this description cannot be read.- Ed. 

Londonderry Agust y e 30 th 1728 
Laid out to William Aiken one hundred & sixty acres of 
Land be it more or less which land is bounded as followeth 
Begining at a stake & stones thence runing south West one 
hundred and fifty two Ehods to a White oak tree marked, 
from thence runing nor west and be West one hundred and 
fourty Eight Rhods to a Steake and Stones & bounding on 
Samuel Todds land from thence runing nor nor East Sixty 
Rhods to a Steake, from thence runing South South East, 
nine Rhods, to a Smal black Burtch tree marked, from thence 
runing nor East, one hundred & twenty one Rhods to a Stake 
from thence runing South East bounding on the Common 
land and on James Clarks Second Division to the bounds first 
mentioned, note that the laid out meadows in Said land is 
Excepted, likewise their is within for a high way in Said land 
four Rhods wide Reserved for the town's use when they please 
to Demand it, Said land being in full for his amendment 
land High Way land and adition. 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
John Mitchell 

Committee 
Recorded this 7 th of January 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry Dec br y e 2 nd 
1728 the Return of said Record was Read & aprov'd of by 
the town to be put on Record for the Said William Aiken's 
proper use benefit & behoof in fee. 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



196 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 24 th 1728 
Then laid out to James Mac Keen Esq r one hundred and 
fourty five acres of land lying nortward of Polisey pond and 
is bounded on the south West angle by a Stake which Stands 
on the line of land laid out to M r Mac Gregore, from thence 
runing north sixty Ehods to a Stake whish is the south West 
angle of the peadlers farm, from thence runing East two hun- 
dred & four Rhods and bounding on Said farm to astake & 
stones, from thence runing South one hundred & twenty six 
Rhods to a White oak tree marked, from thence runing West 
untill it meet with aline which runs South East from the 
Bounds first mentioned which land is in full for our twenty 
acres adition & Sixteen acres of amendment lands, their being 
land allowed within Said bounds for one high way four Rhods 
Wide a Cross said land & one high way two Rhods Wide on 
the south Side of said land 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
Recorded this 30 of January 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Note.— The beginning of this description is missing.— Ed. 

of Good land of Said Gregg's amendment and adition 

lands and that the laid out meadows which lieth within Said 

Bounds is reserved with said land for their owners, and their 

is land allowed within said bounds for one high way four 

Rhods Wide a Cross Said land when the town thinks fit to 

lay it out 

John Archibald 

John Wallace 

Committee 
Recorded this 7 th of January 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry Dec br y e 2 nd 
1728, the Return of the above Record was Read & aprov'd of 
by the town to be put on Record for the owners & for their 
proper use benefit & behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy T Clk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 197 

Londonderry 8 br 1 st 1728 
Then laid out to Thomas Stiel one hundred acres of land 
which is for the acres that his home lot wanted, & what 
amendment & adition was allow 4 him, S d land lying at the 
uper End of Leverits meadow & is bounded on the South 
West by aStake, & Stones which is the South East angle of 
[Robert Kenady's land to aStake & Stones, from thence Tun- 
ing north and runing on Said Kenady's land to a Stake & 
Stones which is said Kenady's north East Corner, from thence 
runing west & be South to John Morison's land to aStake & 
Stones, from thence runing north to a Stake standing in a 
Swamp which is the Corner Bounds of James Thompson's 
land, from thence bounding and Bound Southerly on the 
afores d [Mr. Thompson's] bounds to astake marked Standing 
in a Swamp which is the Corner bounds of Allen Anderson's 
land from thence runing south & bounding on S d Anderson's 
land to a White oak tree marked Standing on the line of 
James Sterratt's land, from thence runing west & be South 
to the bounds first mentioned &c note that their is land al- 
lowed within Said bounds for a High way to Eun a Cross his 
two Said Divisions, and what he wanted on account of a 
Cross Eoad on home lott, also for one Road of four Ehods 
Wide aCross said lot 

John Wallace 
John Mitchell 
John Archibald 

Committee 
Recorded this 7 th of January 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry December 
y p 2 nd 1728 the Eeturn of the above Eecord was Eead & 
aprov'd of by the town to be put on Eecord for the aforesaid 
Thomas Stiel for his proper use benefit and behoof in fee. 
attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



198 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry 9 br 11 th 1728 
Then laid out to William Nickols fourty one acres of Land 
lying south East of Cubbages poncf & is bounded on the West 
by a Pitch pine tree marked standing near said pond from 
thence runing South East three hundred and fifty two Rhods, 
and bounding on Robert Wear's land to astake, from thence 
runing nor East nineteen Rhods to a Stake & Stones, from 
thence runing north West, and bounding on John Barnat's 
land to the above said Pond to a White oak tree marked from 
thence runing south Westerly on the aforesaid pond to the 
Bounds first mentioned, which is in full Satisfaction for said 
Nickolsess amendment and twenty acres adition their being 
land allowed within said bounds for two Cross Roads not Ex- 
ceeding six Rhods wide both Roads 

John Wallace 
John Mitchell 
John Archibald 

Committee 
Recorded this 7 th Day of January 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietory meting held at Londonderry Nov br y* 
18 th 1728 the Return of the afores d Record was Read and 
approved of by the town for the s d William Nickols proper use 
benefit and behoof in fee. 

Attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry November y e 29 th 1728 
Then laid out to Robert Morison Eighty two acres of Land 
which is for the nine acres of his amendment and his 
twenty acres adition said land lying South East of Lev- 
erits meadow and is bounded on the nor East by a pitch 
pine tree marked Standing by the aforesaid meadow, from 
thence runing south East two hundred and fourty Rhods to 
a stake and stones, from thence runing south west sixty nine 
Rhods to a white oak tree marked, standing on the line of 
James Rodgers land, from thence runing nor west Eighty six 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 199 

Rhods, to a small popular tree marked and bounding on said 
Kodgers land, from thence runing nor East, twenty one 
Rhods, and bounding on Samuel Alisons land to a stake & 
stones, from thence runing nor West to the aforesaid meadow 
to a stake, from thence runing Easterly on the meadow 
bounds to the bounds first mentioned, their being land 
allowed within said bounds for one Road a Cross s d land four 
Ehods wide 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 

Committee 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry December 
y e 2 d 1728 the Return of the aforesaid Record was Read & 
approved of by the town for the afores d Robert Morisons 
proper use benefit and behoof in fee. 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Recorded this 23 d Day of January 1728/9 pr John Mac- 
murphy Town Clerk 

February y e 26 th 1734/5 
their being a mistake in laying out the above land I do 
hereby disclaim the above record ass Witness my hand the day 
& year afore 3 * 1 

Rob 1 A Morison. 

mark 

[10 acres out of the amendment (?) of the above Record 

Pr. J. Macmuphy] 

Londonderry Nov br y e 25 th 1728 
Then laid out to George Jaffrey Esq r one hundred and sixty 
seven acres of land lying by James Sterrats meadow and is 
bounded on the nor East by a stake and stones which stands 
on the line of M r M c Keens Farm from thence runing south 
sixty Rhods to a stake and stones W c is the nor East angle 
of M r M c Gregors Land, from thence runing West one hun- 
dred and seventy two Rhods and bounding in part on M r 



200 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Mac Gregors land to astake and stones, from thence riming 
north about two Rhods to a heap of Stones or rocks, from 
thence riming West fourty four Rhods to a Stake & stones, 
from thence riming north one hundred and sixty Rhods & 
bounding on the town Commons, to a small Reed oak tree 
marked, from thence runing East to the bounds of y e afore- 
said M c Keen's Farm to a stake and stones, from thence 
runing south East bounding on said farm to the bounds first 
mentioned, Reserving out of said bounds the meadow Called 
Sterrats meadow with its bounds, their being land allowed 
within said bounds for one Road a Cross said land four Rhods 
&c said land being at present in the possesion of John Mac- 
murphy and partner which land is for the amendment and 
adition of said Jaffrey's lott & 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 

Committee 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry Dec br y e 2 nd 
1728, the Return of the aforesaid Record was Read, and ap- 
proved of by the town for the owners proper use benefit & 
behoof in fee. 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Recorded this 23 d of January 1728/9 pr John Macmurphy 
Town Clrk 

Londonderry October y e 14 th 1728 
Then laid out to Alex r Walker twenty six acres of Land, 
which is the twenty acres adition that his lot Draws in said 
town & is bounded on the north by a hemlock tree marked 
standing on the bank of Cobages pond, from thence runing 
south East to a meadow to aStake & bounding on the said 
Walker's mendment land, from thence runing south Westerly 
Sixteen Rhods to a stake and Stones, from thence runing nor 
west to the aforesaid pond to a Reed oak tree marked and 
bounding on John Anderson's land, from thence runing nor 
Easterly & bounding on Said pond, to the bounds first men- 



EARLY RECORDS OE LONDONDERRY. 201 

tioned, note that their is land allowed within Said bounds, 
for one Eoad four Ehods wide aCross said Land. 

John Wallace 
John Mitchell 
John Archibald 

Committee 
Eecorded this 30 th Day of January 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry Nov br y e 
18 th 1728 the return of the afores d Record was Eead & ap- 
proved of by the town to be put on Eecord for the afores d 
Walker's proper use benefit & behoof in fee attests pr John 
Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry October y e 10 th 1728. 
Then laid out to Alex r Walker one hundred and twenty 
three acres of Land lying south West of Cobagess pond, & is 
bounded on the northerly Corner by a hemlock tree marked 
standing by said pond, from thence south East two hundred 
and and ninety Ehods by marked trees to a stake and stones, 
from thence runing south West to a meadow bounds, to a 
Stake, from thence runing Westerly on said meadow bounds 
to a Stake & stones, from thence runing nor west to the above 
said pond to a hemlock tree marked, from thence runing nor 
Easterly on said pond to the bounds first mentioned, which 
land is the amendment & addition of aright he holds in the 
abovesaid town, note that their is land within said bounds 
for a high way to the Quantity of two acres & one quarter of 
Land which land the town is to have when they lay out said 
high way 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
John Mitchell 

Committee 
Eecorded this 30 th of January 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



202 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry January y e 
6 th 1728/9 the return of the aforesaid Record was read and 
aprov'd of by y e town for the afores d Walkers proper use bene- 
fit & behoof in fee. 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Nov br f 22 d 1728 
Then laid out to James Nesmith one hundred and Eight 
acres of land which is in full for his amendment and twenty 
acres adition which was allowed to his home lot and thirty 
two Rhods of high way land which land is bounded on the 
south East, by a stake & stones, Standing by John Blair's 
Cannada meadow — from thence runing Downwards by the 
meadow bounds to the Lower End of John Crumey's meadow 
& up the other side of said meadow to a Dry oak tree marked 
from thence runing West south West to the Bounds of Co 11 
Whealwrights meadow from thence runing by said meadow 
round the upper End of it and down the West side of the 
meadow to a White oak tree marked standing at or near 
Sam 11 Houstons meadow and from the first mentioned bounds 
runing nor nor West sixty two Bhods to a pitch pine tree 
marked N": from thence runing West south West three hun- 
dred land sixty four Rhods to a pitch pine tree marked N: 
from thence runing south south East seventy six Rhods to a 
pitch pine tree marked N: from thence runing East nor East 
to the White oak tree first mentioned note that their is land 
allowed within said bounds for one Rod four Rhods wide 

aCross said land 

John Mitchell 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 

Commi ttee 

Recorded this 5 th day of March 1728/9 

pr John Macmurphy. Town Clerk 

At a proprietory meting held at Londonderry Jan-y y e 6 th 
1728/9 the return of y e afores d Record was read & aproved By 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 203 

the town for the owners proper use benefit and behoof in fee 
attests pr Jo n Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry March 1722 
Then laid out to Sam 11 Houston fourty acres of land be it 
more or less which is the second Division of a Eight he holds 
in Said town and lieth East of that Called Heverhill False 
line and is bounded on the South West by a Eeed oak tree 
marked from thence Euning East two hundred and fourty 
Ehods and bounding on John Barrs land to a stake from 
thence runing north twenty Eight Ehods to a Stake and from 
thence Euning West two hundred and fourty Ehods and 
Bounding on Daniel Macduflies land to a Stake and from 
thence runing south to the Bounds first mentioned &c No 62 

David Cargill 
John Macmurphy 
Com ttee 
Eecorded this 17 th of March 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry March 1722. 

Then laid out to William Cochran forty acres of land be it 
more or less which is a Second Division of a Eight he holds 
in s d town, Said Land Lieth on Canada East Eange and is 
Butted and Bounded ass followeth (viz), Begining on the nor 
West at a Eeed oak tree marked thence Euning East and be 
nor one hundred and sixty Ehods to a Stake and Bounding 
on some meadow land that was laid out to Eobert Morison & 
partners, thence Euning south and be East fourty five Ehods 
to a Stake, thence Euning by marked trees one hundred and 
sixty Ehods and Bounding on Coll u Wheelwrights second 
Division to astake, from thence Euning nor and be West to 
the Bounds first mentioned &c N° 3 

John Macmurphy 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 18 th Day of March 1728/9 

pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



204 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry Nov te y e 16 th 1728. 

Then laid out to Robert Cochran fifty two acres of land 
which is in full for sixteen acres of Good land his home lott 
wanted, which land lyieth at the thirteen acre meadow and is 
bounded as followeth (viz) Begining at a pitch pine tree 
marked, which is John Archibalds nor West Corner Bounds, 
thence runing West and bounding on Thomas Wilsons land, 
to the thirteen acre meadow bounds, thence Bounding on the 
said meadow Bounds, to the head of the said meadow thence 
Bounding on a Runn and on John Barnat's meadow bounds, 
to a black oak tree marked, thence runing south by marked 
trees to the Eighteen acre meadow to astake and Stones, 
thence runing Easterly on the afores d meadow Bounds, to 
John Archibalds land, thence runing northerly as Said Archi- 
balds Bounds to the Bounds first mentioned, note that their 
is land Reserved for a high way four Rhods Wide in Said land 
when the town shall Call for said high way a Cross said land, 
Note that the laid out meadows is Reserved or Exempted in 
Said Bounds. 

John Wallace 
John Mitchell 
John Archibald 

Com ttM 

Recorded this 19 th Day of March 1728/9 

pr John MacMurphy Town Clerk. 

(N. B. A leaf of the book here is missing. — Ed.) 

stones, from thence runing north Eighty Rhods to the afore- 
said Dry oak tree marked, from thence runing East to the 
bounds first mentioned being' land Allowed Within Said 
bounds for the High Way &c 

John Wallace 
John Mitchell 

Committee 
Recorded this 2^ Day of January 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



EARLY BBCORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 205 

At A Proprietory meeting held at Londonderry Nov br y 6 
18 th 1728, the Eeturn transcript of the aforesaid Record Eead 
& aprov'd of by the town for the aforesaid John Archibald's 
proper use benefit & behoof in fee. 

attest pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 14 th 1728. 
Then laid out to David Bogle & Thomas Bogle three hun- 
dred and ten acres of land which is in full for twenty Eight 
acres of mendment their lot wanted, & what highway land 
was taken of their home Lott & ten acres of adition which 
land is bounded as followeth (viz) begining at astake which 
is William Eyres nor East Corner bounds thence bounding 
south West on said Eyres land two hundred & twenty six 
Ehods to astake & stones, thence runing nor West two hun- 
dred & twenty Ehods to a pine tree marked, thence riming 
nor East two hundred & twenty six Ehods to a Stake & stones, 
Bounding on John Wallace land to astake & stones, thence 
runing and bounding on the fourteen acre meadow bounds 
to the bounds first mentioned, Note that their is land re- 
served for a High Way in said tract when the town Shall Call 
for Said high way four Ehods Wide 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
John Mitchell 

Q om ttee 

Eecorded this 4 th Day of January 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At aproprietory Meeting held at Londonderry Nov br y e 
18 th 1728 the Eeturn or transcript of the afores d Eecord Eead 
& approv'd of by the town for the afores d David & Thomas 
Bogle's proper use benefit & behoof in fee 

attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry 9 br y e 11 th 1728 
Then laid out to John Stewart thirty four acres of land 
which is full satisfaction for his amendment & twenty acres 



20b' MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

adition said land lieth southeast of Cubbages pond, & is 
bounded on the west by amaple tree marked from thence Tun- 
ing south East & Bounding on John Barr's land in part to said 
pond & bounding nor Easterly on said pond pond to astake 
marked from thence runing nor West & bounding on Samuel 
Alisons land to Cubbages pond to a Dry oak tree marked 
from thence runing south Westerly the Bounds first men- 
tioned 

Ehods wide note that their is land allowed within said 
bounds for two Cross Roads not Exceeding six Rhods wide 

John Archibald 
John Mitchell 
John Wallace 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 4 th of January 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietory Meeting held at Londonderry Nov br y e 18 th 
1728 the Return of the afores d Record Read & aprov'd of by 
the town for the afore d John Stewarts proper use benefit & 
behoof in fee attests pr 

pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk . 

Londonderry 9 br 11 th 1728 
Then laid out to Archibald Clandinen fifty five acres of 
land which is in full satisfaction for his amendment & twenty 
acres adition S d lot lying south East of Cubagess pond and is 
bounded on the West by a White oake tree marked, from 
thence runing south East three hundred & sixty Rhods & 
bounding on John Barnat Jun r,s land to a stake from thence 
runing nor East twenty five Rhods to a Stake, from thence 
runing nor West & bounding on John Barnat Sen 1 ' 3 land to 
a pitch pine tree marked Standing by the aforesaid pond, 
from thence runing south Westerly on said pond to the 
bounds first mentioned, Note that their is land allowed 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 207 

within said bounds for two high ways not Exceeding six 
Ehods wide for both high ways 

John Archibald 
John Mitchell 
John Wallace 

Committee 
Eecorded this 4 th of January 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry Nov br y e 
18 th 1728 the Eeturn of the aforesaid Eecord Eead & ap- 
proved of by the proprietors for the afores d Archibald Clandi- 
nen's proper use benefit & behoof 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 27 th 1728 
Then laid out to James M c Laughlan, James Lindsay & 
William Gregg two hundred acres of land lying northerly of 
flat Eock meadow & is bounded on the nor East by a maple 
tree marked standing in aswamp from thence runing west 
& be South to Ezekiels pond meadow & bounding on the 
bounds of the Second Divisions, from thence bounding Down- 
wards on the meadow bounds & the Brook to that place Called 
flat Eock & downwards by the brook to the meadow which 
lieth next to said Eock, & so northerly on that meadow 
bounds untill it meet aline which runs south & be East from 
the bounds first mentioned, which land is in full Eleven acres 
& an half of Good land for James McLaughlin's mendment 
& adition & thirteen acres of good land which is James Lind- 
say mendment & adition land & 

At a Proprietory meeting held at Londonderry January y e 
6 th 1728/9 the foregoing Eeturn was Eead and aprov'd of 
by the proprietors for the said Mr Eobert Cochrans proper 
use Benefit & Behoof in fee and allowed to be put on Eecord 
attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



208 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry 9 br y e 15 th 1728. 

Then laid out to John Barnat Sen r fifty two acres of land 

which is in full Satisfaction for his amendment and twenty 

acres of addition said land lying south East of Cobats pond 

and is bounded on the West by a pitch pine tree marked, 

from thence runing south East three hundred & sixty Rhods 

and Bounding on Archibald Clandinen's land to a stake, 

from thence runing nor East twenty three Rhods to a Stake, 

from thence Runing nor West & Bounding on John Barrs 

land to the above Said pond to a Pitch pine tree marked, 

from thence Bounding southwesterly on Said pond to the 

Bounds first mentioned. Note that their is land reserved 

for the use of the town for two Roads a Cross said land not 

Exceeding Six Rhods Wide Both of them 

John Mitchell 

John Wallace 

Com ttea 

Recorded this 19 th of March 1728/9 
p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry January y e 
6 th 1728/9 the Return of the foregoing Record was Read & 
aprov'd of by the proprietors for the afores d Jo n Barnat's 
proper use benefit & behoof in fee, & allowed to be put on 
Becord 

attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry October 1 st 1728. 
Then laid out to Allen Anderson Eighty acres of Land 
which is in full for his amendment & twenty acres of adition, 
which land lieth at the uper End of that meadow Called Lev- 
erits meadow which land is bounded as followeth Begining, 
at a white pine tree marked, which is Thomas Stiels Corner 
Bounds of his land, thence runing South and bounding on 
Said Stiels land, to a White oak tree marked which is Ster- 
rats Corner Bounds, thence Runing East Seventy Six Rhods 
to a Steake & Stones, thence runing north & Bounding on the 
town Commons to a Steake & Stones, Standing on William 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 209 

Cochrans line, thence runing West & be south on said Coch- 
rans land to the Bounds first mentioned. Note that their is 
land Reserv'd for a High Way four Rhods Wide Cross said 
land, when the town Cals for Said High way 

John Wallace 
John Mitchell 
John Archibald 

Committee 
Kecorded this 19 th of March 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry January y e 
6 th 1728/9, the Return of the afores d Record was Read & 
aprovM of by the town or proprietors for the afores d Allen 
Anderson's proper use benefit & behoof in fee & allow'd to be 
put on Record 

Attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry October y e 14 th 1728 
Then laid out to Hendrey Green's Right now in the pos- 
session of John Anderson one hundred and twenty six acres 
of Land which is in full for what amendment and adition 
land was allowed to the S d John andersons Half of the above 
said Greens Right, said land Bounded on the north by areed 
oak tree marked standing by Cobats pond so called, from 
thence Runing south East and Bounding on Alexandor Walk- 
ers land to ameadow & to astake & stones, from thence Run- 
ing Southerly on said meadow Bounds to a pitch pine tree 
marked, from thence runing nor West to the above said pond 
to asmall Hemlock tree marked from thence runing runing 
nor Easterly to the Bounds first Mentioned their being land 
allowed within Said Bounds for one Road four Rhods wide 
aCross said land 

John Wallace 
John Mitchell 
John Archibald 

Committee 
Recorded this 19 th of March 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



210 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At a Proprietory meeting held at Londonderry Nov br y e 
18 th 1728 the Return of the afores d Record was Read and ap- 
proved of by the propretors of our town for the said John 
Andersons proper use Benefit & behoof & his heirs & allow' d 
to be put on Record 

Attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry October y e 23 d 1728 
Then laid out to John Morison fifty Eight acres of land 
which is in full satisfaction for his mendment and high way 
land his home Lott wanted and twenty acres of adition which 
land is bounded as followeth (viz) Begining at a stake which 
is John Barrs Corner Bounds, thence runing nor East thirty 
Rhods to asmall Walnut tree marked which is James Mori- 
sons Corner Bounds, thence Bounding south East on said 
Morisons land to a Rock and heap of stones at policey pond, 
thence Butting on said pond to a steake & stones which is 
John Barrs Corner Bounds on the Eastward, thence bounding 
on said Barrs land to the Bounds first mentioned . Note 
that their is land Reserved for two Cross Rhods in said tract 
of Land when the town shall Call for said Roads not Exceed- 
ing six Rhods Wide for both Roads 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
John Mitchell 

Committee 
Recorded this 19 th Day of March 1728/9 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry ]STov br y e 
18 th 1728 the Return of the afores d Record was Read and ap- 
prov'd of by the proprietors of our town for the said John 
Morisons proper use benefit and behoof in fee and allowed to 
be put upon Record 

Attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry August y e 1728 
Then laid out to William Nickels a peace of meadow lying 
below a Sprews swamp Sowtherly of the Ried's land, Bounded 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 211 

on the upper End by a pine tree standing on the north side 
of said meadow and so runing straight a Cross the meadow & 
bounding on the upland on Each side down to the Eoad 
which leads to Flat Bock 

David Cargill 
John Mitchell 
John Bell 
Allen Anderson 

Committee 
Kecorded this 9 th of May 1729 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 13 th 1728 
Then laid out to John Wallace one hundred & seventy three 
acres of land lying at the upper End of the fourtine acre 
meadow, which is w* amendment was allowed to his home Lott 
together w* his twenty acres of adition which is Bounded by 
a Stake & stones which is David Bogles Corner bounds which 
stands by y e bounds of y e afores d meadow, from thence 
Bounding Downwards on the meadow bounds on the East 
side of the meadow to the Bounds of the second Divisions, 
from thence bounding on the s d Divisions nor nor west to a 
pitch pine tree marked M which is the westerly angle of 
James Morisons lott or Second division, from thence runing 
East nor East ninety two Bhods & bounding on s d Division to 
a pitth pine tree marked W from thence runing nor nor 
west one hundred & twenty Rhods to a stake & stones, from 
thence runing west south west untill it meet with aline run- 
ing nor west from the bounds first mentioned to astake & 
stones &c . note that their is land allowed within s d bounds 
for one high way a Cross said land when the town demands 
it & lays out s d High way w c is to be four Rhods wide &c 

John Mitchell 
John Archibald 

Com tt9e 
Recorded this 13 th of May 1729 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



212 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry april y e 17 th 
1729, The Keturn of the afores d Record was Read on s d Day 
& approv'd of by the town for the afores d Jo n Wallace proper 
use benefit & behoof in fee 

Londonderry March y e 21 st 1728/9 
Then laid out to Daniel Karr sixty acres of land which was 
originally Jonathan Taylors propriety which is in full for 
Eight acres arid an half of mendment land & ten acres of 
adition land, which land lieth to the northerly of Cannada 
meadow which land is bounded as followeth Begining at a 
Stake marked standing on the bounds of said meadow, thence 
runing nor East & be nor by marked trees to a Black ash tree 
marked standing in a swamp and bounding on the Common 
land thence runing south East & be East forty Rhods by 
marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked & bounding on the 
Common land, thence runing South west & be south two hun- 
dred & sixty seven Rhods by marked trees to a steake marked 
standing in aswamp at the head of M r Philips meadow & 
bounding partly on Thomas Cochran's land & partly on Alex r 
Macmurphy's land thence runing westerly & bounding on the 
meadow bounds to the Bounds first mentioned note that 
their is land in said bounds for a High way to the town when 
they shall Call for it & lay it out aCross s d tract four Rhods 
wide 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Committee 
Recorded this 13 th Day of May 1729 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry april y e 17 th 
1729, the Return of the afores d Record was read & approv'd 
of on s d day for the afores d Daniel Karr's proper use benefit 
& behoof in fee. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 213 

Londonderry January y e 13 th 1728/9 
Then laid out to David Morison two hundred & fourty four 
acres of Land which is in full for twenty Eight acres of mend- 
ment that his home lot wanted and twenty acres of adition 
land Bounded as followeth begining at a pine tree marked 
being the northerly Corner bounding on David Bogles land, 
thence runing South East two hundred & twelve Rhods to 
astake from thence runing nor East twelve Rhods to apine 
tree marked bounding on Wil m Eyres land from thence run- 
ing south East one hundred Rhods to apine tree marked from 
thence runing south west one hundred & six Rhods bounding 
on Will m Aikens land to a smal Burtch tree marked, from 
thence runing west nor west fifty Rhods to apine tree marked 
standing by David Bogles meadow and Bounding on Sam 11 
Todd's farm, thence bounding on the laid out meadow to 
apine tree marked, from thence runing south west to a Great 
pine tree marked, from thence runing nor west one hundred 
& ninety two Rhods to a stake, from thence runing nor East 
one hundred & sixty Rhods to the Bounds first mentioned, 
note that four acres of Said plat is Reserved for the towns 
use for a High way, when they See Cause and all the laid out 
meadows within said bounds is Reserved for their owners. 

James Rodgers 
Jo n Archibald 
Jo n Wallace 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 13 th day of May 1729. 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry april y e 17 th 
1729 the Return of the afores d Record was Read & aprov ?d 
of by the town on s d day for the afores d David Morison's 
proper use Benefit & behoof in fee. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 20 th 1728. 
Then laid out to John Mitchell one hundred & three acres 
of Land lying South Easterly of Leverits meadow, & is 



214 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

bounded on the north by a stake and stones which is the 
bound mark of James Gilmores land, from thence runing 
south East two hundred and fourty four Khods and bound- 
ing on said Gilmores land to a Stake standing in a Swamp 
from thence runing south west fourty Eight Rhods to a White 
oak tree marked, from thence runing nor west about one 
hundred & sixty Rhods to astake & stones, from thence runing 
south West until it meet with aline which runs south from the 
bounds first mentioned, Bounding on alien andersons land to 
astake & stones, w c land is in full for what he wanted of his 
mendment & adition lands, their being land allowed within 
said bounds for one high way four Ehods wide a Cross said 
land &c 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 

Com tte « 

Recorded this 13 th of May 1729 

pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry april ye 1729 
the Return of the aforesaid Record was read & approv'd of 
for the s d John Mitchells proper use benefit & behoof in fee 

Londonderry Dec br y e 1725 
Then laid to David and Thomas Bogle, John MacClurg & 
Co u Whealwright a peace of meadow lying on Neasenkeag 
Brook below pole hill meadow, which is the meadow y* lieth 
betwen said meadow's & Dunstable path said Bogles to Enjoy 
three Eights & said MacClurg three Eights & s d Whealwright 
two Eights parts of said meadow also a peace of meadow laid 
out to s d Whealwright lying near dunstable path betwen Ed- 
ward Aikens meadow & Nisenkeag Brook which meadow is 

bounded by the town Common. 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
John Mitchell 
Allen Anderson 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 13 th Day of May 1729 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 215 

Londonderry Nov br y e 22 ed 1728 
Then laid out to S-arf John & Jenat Mackeen one hundred 
and twenty Seven acres of land which is in full for what 
amendment and twenty acres adition their home lot was 
allowed Said land lying near Cannada meadow and is bounded 
on the south East by apitch pine tree marked N": which is 
the nor West angle of James Nesmith's land from thence 
Euning west South West two hundred and sixty four Rhods 
to a pitth pine tree marked N": and Bounding on said 
nesmith's land from thence runing nor nor west seventy 
Eight Rhods to astake marked K: from thence runing East 
nor East one hundred and sixty four Rhods to a heap of rocks 
with trees marked by it, from thence runing South south East 
to the bounds first mentioned their being land allowed within 
said bounds for one Road four Rhods wide a Cross said land 
Committee 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 
John Mitchell 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 3 d of June 1729. 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a Proprietory Meeting held at Londonderry april y e 14 th 
1729 the Return of the aforesaid Record was Read and ap- 
proved by the town for the aforesaid Sam 11 , Jo n & Jenat Mac- 
keen's proper use benefit & behoof in fee. 

attests pr John Macmurphy T: C: 

Memorandum that Jenat Mackeen alies Barnat and her two 
sons (viz) Sam 11 & John Mackeen having the propriety of a 
lctt of Land in Londonderry by Charter they have come to 
a Division that is as followeth Sam 11 & John Mackeen hath 
the home Stead of said propriety as it is laid out Equally 
divided betwixt them, & all the other lands now Laid out to 
said propriety. Excepting the Second Division and the one 
third of the out or wild meadows already laid out, Belonging 
to that propriety or lott, which is to go to the aforesaid Jenat 



216 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Mackeen and the heirs of her body, but the right of the Seat 
in the meeting house belonging to the said propriety or lott, 
Descends to the afores d Sam 11 & John Mackeen & their heirs 
for Ever, ass Witness our hands this 27 of Nov br 1728 

her 

Jenat Mackeen 

mark 

Sam 11 Mackeen 
John Mackeen 

Witnes present John Harvey 

James Nesmith 

Recorded this 3 d of June 1729 

pr Jo n Maemurphy T: Clerk. 

Londonderry July y e 17 th 1723 
Laid out to Coll u Mark Hunking one half acre of meadow 
be it more or less which lot is bounded by stakes betwen the 
lots of George Jaffrey Esq r & Cap 1 Wiberd Esq r and by the 
upland at Each End 

David Cargill 
John Mitchell 
John Bell 
Allen Anderson 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 21 st day of June 1729 
pr John Maemurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry August 1726 
Then laid out to Mark Hunking Esq r one acre and a Quar- 
ter of meadow be it more or less which meadow lieth above 
flat Rock and is bounded from the Rock upwards to stakes 
which bounds Coll 11 Westbrook's meadow's on the south side 
of the Brook 

David Cargill 
John Mitchell 
Jo n Bell 
Allen Anderson 

Com ttM 
Recorded this 21 6t of June 1729 
pr John Maemurphy Town Clerk. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 217 

Londonderry July y e 22 d 1728 
Then laid out to Co 11 Mark Hunking Esq r half an acre of 
meadow be it more or less which lieth on Hiteytity Brook and 
is bounded by stakes betwen the meadow's of Archibald Mae- 
pheadris Esq r and George Jaffrey Esq r 

David Cargill 
John Mitchell 
John Bell 
Allen Anderson 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 21 st of June 1729 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry January y e 22 d 1728 
Then laid out to James Clerk two hundred and Eighteen 
acres of land lying at Oylstone brook and by his own meadow 
which is in full for twenty one acres of mendment land his 
lott and an half was allowed and two acres his home lott 
wanted, together with thirty acres of adition for s d lott and an 
half which land is Bounded as followeth, Begining at a 
Dry oak tree Marked standing on the line of John the Man 
Cochran's land, thence runing South west ninty three Bhods 
by marked trees to a white oak tree Marked and bounding 
upon the afores d Cochran's land, thence runing South East 
by marked trees three hundred and Seventy Rhods to asmal 
Maple tree marked and Bounding on the Common land 
thence runing nor East and be East by marked trees to astake 
& stones Standing on the meadow bounds and bounding on 
John Archibald's land, thence runing nor west by marked 
trees and bounding on the Common land to the Dry tree first 
mentioned Note that their is land allow'd within said bounds 
for a High way aCross said land four Rhods wide which high 
way is to be four Rhods wide. 

Jo n Wallace 
Jo 11 Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Committee 



218 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

On said day laid out to s d James Clerk twenty six acres of 
land which is in full for Seven acres of land Called amend- 
ment which lieth at the southerly End of his half lot as it is 
already laid out and bounded by the home lotts 

note that their is one acre and an half of land allow'd for 
a High way in s d bounds w Q the town Cals for it, 

Recorded this 21 st Day of June 1729. 

pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry april y 6 17 th 
1729 the Eeturn of the afores d Record was Read and approved 
by the proprietors for the said James Clerk's proper use bene- 
fit & behoof in fee, 

attests pr John Macmurphy Clerk. 

Londonderry June y e 10 th 1728 
Then laid out to David Cargill Sen r and David Car- 
gill Jun r ninety three acres and an half of land, pur- 

shewant to avote pas'd at aproprietory meeting bearing date 
april y e 15 th 1728 Concerning laying out amendments want 
of home Lotts &c Said land lying south of ColF Waltons 
Lott, and is bounded on the nor west by a white oak tree 
marked, from thence runing East one hundred and sixty 
Rhods & bounding on Said Waltons lott, to awhite oak tree 
marked, from thence runing south by marked ninety three 
Rhods to a white oak. tree marked, from thence runing west 
one hundred and sixty Rhods and bounding on Jo 11 Macmur- 
phy's land to a Stake & stones, from thence runing north to 
the bounds first mentioned, K"ote that their is land Left in 
said bounds for one Road on the north Side two Rhods wide 
and one Road four Rhods wide runing aCross said land on 

the west End 

Jo n Mitchell 
Jo a Archibald 
Jo n Wallace 

Com*" 
Recorded this 21 8t of June 1729 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 219 

At aproprietory meeting held at Londonderry Nov br y e 18 th 
1728 the Eeturn of the afores d Eecord was Eead and aprov'd 
of by the town for the said men's proper use benefit and be- 
hoof in fee 

Attests pr John Macmurphy Clerk 

Londonderry June y e 17 th 1728 
Then laid out David Cargill Sen 1 " and David Cargill Jun r 
two Hundred & fourty acres of land, which land is laid out 
Purshewant to vote pass' d by the proprietors of said town 
bearing date april y e 15 th 1728. Concerning laying out of 
amendments want of homesteads &c: Said land being in 
part for the amendment of the home lot they now live upon 
and what was awanting for the making up the Quality of the 
lott w c lieth south East of William Thomson's home lot and 
one and twenty acres adition w c land lieth above litle Stone 
Dam and is bounded on the most Easterly Corner by a pitch 
pine tree marked. C: from thence riming nor west and be 
west one hundred and ten Ehods to amaple tree marked B: 
Standing by a Brook from thence runing upwards and bound- 
ing on said brook to the twenty five acre meadow and bound- 
ing upwards on Said meadow bounds to astake, from thence 
runing south west and by south two hundred and thirty six 
Ehods and Bounding on the town Common to apitch pine tree 
marked D : C : from thence runing south East and be East two 
hundred and fourty one Ehods to a stake and stones, from thence 
runing north East & be north one hundred Ehods to astake & 
stones, from thence runing nor west and be west and Bound- 
ing on land laid out to Jonathan Butterfield to a stake, and 
from said Stake runing north East & by East to the bounds 
first mentioned &c Note that their is land allowed within said 
bounds for one high way four Ehods wide when the town 
thinks fitt to demand the same and lay out said High way 

John Archibald 
John Mitchell 
John Wallace 

Committee 
Eecorded this 23 d of June 1729. 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



220 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry !Nov br y e 18 th 
1728 the Return of the afores d Record was Read & aprov^d of 
by the town for the owners or said men's proper use benefit 
& behoof in fee 

Attests pr John Macmurphy 

Clerk 

Londonderry March 1722 
Laid out to Cap 1 David Cargill Seventy acres of Land be it 
more or less which is a Second Division of aright he holds in 
said town and thirty acres which the Committee thought fitt 
to Bestow for Incouragement to build Fullingmill which lot 
lieth near Said fullingmill and is bounded on the South 
west by a Stake and so runing East two hundred and fourty 
Rhods by marked trees and bounding on John Archibald's 
lott to a stake and so runing north by marked trees Sixty 
seven Rhods to a stake and so runing west by marked trees 
two hundred & fourty Rhods to a stake and bounding on 
David Cargill Jun r ' 8 lott and so runing south to the bounds 
first mentioned 

David Cargill 
John Macmurphy 
Will m Aiken 

Committee 
Recorded this 23 d of June 1729 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry Nov br y e 18 th 
1728 the Return of said Record was Read & approved of by 
the town for the afores d Cap 1 Cargills proper use benefit & 
behoof in fee 

Attests pr John Macmurphy 

Clerk 

Londonderry June 1727 
Then laid out to Sam 11 Penhalow Esq r the Remainder of 
what land he wants for makeing up his home lot, & Second 
Division and the six acres of adition land which land lieth at 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 221 

Wallace pond and is bounded on the south East pr a white 
oak tree marked which is one of the bound trees of Ro fc Ar- 
buckles land, on the north west from thence runing nor West 
two hundred and twenty Khods to a pitch pine tree marked 
from thence runing north East one hundred and sixty Rhods 
to a maple tree marked, from thence runing South East two 
hundred and twenty Rhods to apitch pine tree marked, from 
thence runing south west, to the bounds first mentioned, 
allowing one Road of four Rhods wide to go throw said land 

where the town thinks fitt, 

David Cargill 

servayer 
John Macmurphy 
Committee 
Recorded this 23 d of June 1729 
Pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietory meeting held at Londonderry april y e 17 th 
1729. the Return of the avove Record was Read and aproVd 
of by the town for the afores d Sam 11 Penhallow's proper use 
benefit & behoof in fee. 

s d land at present in possesion 

of Sam 11 Renkine 

Attests pr John Macmurphy Clerk. 

By virtue of avote pass'd at aproprietory meeting held at 
Londonderry meetinghouse april y e 15 th 1728 which vote was 
Confirm' d by the Gen 11 assembley at portsmouth May y e 23 d 
1728 as may more largely appear by records for s d End 

Londonderry June y e 18 th 1729 
Purshewant to said vote their is laid out to James Sterrat 
Eighty acres of land which was laid out in Consideration of 
Sixteen acres of a mendment and ten acres of adition land 
which land was originaly laid out to the Rev d M r James Mac- 
Gregors servant which land lieth Easterly of the Said James 
Sterratt home lot and Second Division and is bounded as 
followeth (viz) Begining at a White oak tree marked J: S: 



222 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

and runing south by marked trees one hundred & sixty Ehods 
to a maple tree marked and bounding on said James Sterrat 
Lott, thence runing west & be South by marked trees to a 
maple tree marked Standing in aSwamp & bounding on the 
aforesaid home lott, thence runing South & be East fifty 
Ehods by marked trees to a White oak tree marked J: S: 
& bounding on James Wilson's land, thence runing East & 
be north ninety Eight Ehods by marked trees to a stake & 
stones, & bounding on the Common land thence runing north 
two hundred & ten Ehods by marked trees to a black oak 
tree marked J S: & bounding on the Common land thence 
runing west & be south fourty Eight Ehods by marked trees 
to the bounds first mentioned and bounding on Allen Ander- 
sons land Note that their is two acres & thirty Ehods of 
Land in said plate Eeserv'd to the town for a high way to 
the towns use when they Call for s d high way. 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Eodgers 

Committee 

Eecorded this 24 th of June 1729 

p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

at a proprietory Meeting held at Londonderry June y e 23 d 
1729 the Return of the afores d Eecord was Eead and aprov'd 
of by the town for the said James Sterratts proper use bene- 
fit & behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Clerk 

By virtue of avote pass'd at a Proprietory meeting held at 
London Derry meetinghouse april y e 15 th 1728, w c vote was 
Confirmed by the General assembly at Portsmouth May y e 23 d 
1728 as may more largely appear by Eecords for Said End, &c 

Londonderry June y e 28 th 1729 
Purshewant to said vote there is laid out to the Honour ble 
John Wentworth Esq r Lev 1 Gov r in and over his majesties 
province of new-hampshire in New-England one hundred and 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 223 

thirty four acres of Land which was laid out in Consideration 
or as an Equivalent of ten acres of Equivalent Lands, and 
twenty acres of adition lands together with Eight Ehods of 
High way land Belonging to the afores d Gov r Wentworth's 
home lott, which land lieth west and be nor or thereabouts of 
Cannada Second Divisions, and is Butted and Bounded ass 
followeth (viz) Begining at a Pitch pine tree marked, thence 
runing west south west two hundred and fourty five Ehods, 
and Bounding on Hugh Eamsey's amendment to apitch pine 
tree marked, thence runing north north west Eighty Eight 
Ehods by marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked J W: 
and Bounding on the Common lands thence runing East 
north East two hundred and fourty five Ehods to ablack oak 
tree marked with the Letters J: W: thence runing Souths 
South: East to the bounds first mentioned, which bounds is 
Marked J: W: their is three acres of land laid out in said 
platt for a High way for said land, when the town thinks fitt 
t r lay out said high way 

James Eodgers 
John Archibald 
John Wallace 

Committee 

at a Proprietory meeting held at Londonderry on munday 
y e 25 th Day of agust 1729, the afores d Eecord or Eeturn of 
the Same was Eead and approv'd of by the proprietors 
afores d 

Eecorded this 15 th of Dec br 1729 pr John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry april y e 15 th 1729 
Then laid out to Hugh Eamsey one hundred and fourty 
four acres of Land, which is in full for twenty five acres of 
amendment land and twenty acres of adition land, which said 
land was originally James Moor's Eight, said land lying to the 
westerly angle of the Mackeens mendment land, which land 



224 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

is bounded as f'olloweth, Begining at astake and Stones, 
which stands on the line of said Maekeen's land thence Tun- 
ing south west to a pitch pine tree marked and bounding 
partly on the Maekeen's land, and partly on the Common 
land, thence bounding on a swampy meadow to apitch pine 
tree marked standing near a Beaver Damm, thence runing 
west nor west to a pitch pine tree marked and Bounding on 
the Common land thence runing East north East, two hun- 
dred and fourty Rhods by marked trees to a Black oak tree 
marked, and Bounding on the Common land, thence runing 
East south East one hundred Rhods by marked trees to the 
Bounds first mentioned, and Bounding on the Common land, 
Note that their is two acres and an half of land, in said 
Bounds for a High way to the town, when they shall Call for 
the Same and lay it out 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Committee 
Recorded this 3 d Day of Dec br 1729 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

At a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry meeting- 
house on Munday y e 25 th of agust 1729, the afores d Return 
was Read and approv'd of by the proprietors, to be put on 
Record for the afores d Hugh Ramsey's proper use benefit and 
behoof in Fee. 

attests pr John Macmurphy Clerk, 

Londonderry March 1722 
Then laid out to John Mac Conechy fourty acres of Land 
be it more or less which is the Second Division of aright he 
holds in Said town and lieth Joyning to Thomas Stiel's Sec- 
ODd Division Butted and Bounded ass followeth Begining 
at a Dry white oak tree marked at the nor west Corner thence 
runing East about Eighty Rhods and Joyning on the afore- 
said Thomas Stiel's Second Division to a Dry Chestnut 
Stump, from thence runing south Eighty Rhods to a white 



EAKLY EECOEDS OF LONDONDEEEY. 225 

oak tree marked from thence runing west about Eighty Ehods 
by marked trees to astake and Joyning upon Alen Andersons 
land, from thence runing north to the Bounds first mentioned 

David Cargill 
John Macmurphy 
Committee 
Eecorded this 13 th of January 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry March y e 18 th 1728 
Then laid out to Thomas Cochran one hundred and fifty 
acres of land which is in full for Seventeen acres of Good 
land which is part of Joseph Simons mendment land, and 
two acres and one quarter of his own mendment land and fif- 
teen acres of Second Division land, which belongs to the Saw 
mill Eight which land is bounded as followeth, Begining at a 
Great Eock which is the nor west angle of Alexander Mac- 
murphy's land thence runing north East and be north one 
hundred and fourty seven Ehods to a pitch pine tree marked 
and Bounding on the Common land thence runing South 
East and be East by marked trees and Bounding on the Com- 
mon land to a pitch pine tree marked Standing on the line 
of John & Benjamin Wilson's land, thence runing South west 
one hundred Ehods to a pitch pine tree marked which is the 
westerly angle of said Wilson land, thence runing South East 
twenty six Ehods to a Dry oak tree marked and Bounding on 
said Wilsons land "thence runing South west and be South 
by marked trees to a stake w c is the Easterly angle of said 
Macmurphy's land, thence runing nor west and be west one 
hundred and seventy Ehods and Bounding on said Macmur- 
phy's land to the Bounds first mentioned, note that their 
is three acres of land in said Bounds for a High ways to the 
town when they shall Call for said High Way and lay them 
out, 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Eodgers 

Committee 
Eecorded this 21 st Day of January 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



226 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

It is Herby understood that I disclaim the Seventeen acres 
Recorded in this return belonging to Joseph Simons Right 
as Witness my Hand this 4 th of January 1732/3 

Thomas Cochran. 
I was present w n Tho 8 Cochran read & writt the s d Record 

John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry april y e 17 th 
1729 the afores d Return was Read and aprov'd of by the town 
for the aforesaid Tho: Cochran's proper use benefit and be- 
hoof in fee 

attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry February y e 12 th 1728. 
Then laid out to Widow Cochran one half and Petter & 
Ninian Cochran one half fourty Eight of Land which is in 
full for their Mendment and twenty acres of adition and for 
two acres of High way land which land is bounded as follow- 
eth, begining at the northwesterly angle of their home lot, 
at an oak Tree marked, thence Runing nor nor west by 
marked trees to a pitch pine Stump marked J: B: thence 
Runing South west one hundred and twenty four Rhods and 
Bounding on John Bells Second Division to a Stake and 
Stones thence runing nor west fourty four Rhods and bound- 
ing on their own Second Division, to a White oak tree marked 
thence runing nor East by marked trees and bounding on 
the Common land to their own Mendment land, thence run- 
ing nor: nor: East by marked trees to a stake and stones, 
and Bounding on their own mendment land, thence runing 
west: South: South: to the Bounds first Mentioned note 
that their is land Reserved for a High way to the town four 
Rhods wide Cross Said land when the town Shall Call for 
said High way 

James Rodgers 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 

Committee 

Recorded this 21 st Day of January 1729/30 

pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



EARL¥ RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 227 

At a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry april y e 17 th 
1729 the afores d Beturn was Bead and approved of by the 
town for the aforesaid Cochran's proper use benefit & be- 
hoof in fee 

attests pr John MaeMurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry March y e 22 d 1729 
Then laid out to Jesse Cristey Seventy Six acres of Land 
which is in full for Eight acres and an half of a mendment 
land also one acre and three quarters of High way land that 
was taken off his home lot and twenty acres of adition land, 
which land lieth to the Southward of M r Dunkans land, be- 
gining at a Steak which is the South South East angle of 
Said Dunkans land, thence runing west & be South by marked 
trees one hundred and Sixty Ehods to a Stake and bounding 
on said Dunkans land, thence runing South and be East 
Seventy Eight Bhods by marked trees to apitch pine tree 
marked and bounding on the Common land, thence runing 
East and be nor by marked trees untill it Come to the laid 
out Second Divisions land, thence runing East nor East by 
marked trees to a steake and Bounding on the laid out second 
Division land, thence runing nor and be west by marked 
trees to the Bounds first mentioned note y* their is one acre 
of land in Said bounds for a High way to the town when they 
Shall Call for it and lay it out 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Bodgers 

Com ttea 
Recorded this 23 d Day of January 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry april y e 17 th 
1729 the afors d Beturn was Bead & approv'd of by the town 
for the afores d Jesse Crisiey's proper use Benefit & behoof 
in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 



228 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry March y e 18 th 1728/9 
Then laid out to Alex r Macmurphy one hundred and seven 
acres of Land which is in full for Sixteen acres of a mend- 
ment land and one acre of adition land which land lieth at 
the upper End of M r Philip's meadow, which land is bounded 
as followeth, Begining at a Stake Standing in a Swamp near 
said meadow and runing south East and be East one hundred 
and Seventy Ehods by marked trees and bounding on the 
Common land to a pitch pine tree marked thence runing nor 
East and be nor one hundred and twenty Ehods and Bound- 
ing on the Common Land to a Stake, thence runing nor west 
& be west by marked trees to a Rock and Bounding on 
Thomas Cochran's land, thence Euning South west and be 
South to the Bounds first mentioned note that their is two 
acres of land in said bounds for a High way to the town when 
they Shall Call for Said High way and lay it out, also note 
that all the laid out meadows in said Bounds is Eeserved to 
their owners 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Eodgers 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 23 d Day of January 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietors Meeting held at Londonderry april y e 17 th 
1729 the aforesaid Eeturn was Eead and approv'd of by the 
town for the aforesaid Alex r Macmurphy's proper use Benefit 
& behoof in fee, 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry October y e 23 d 1728 
Then laid out to John Anderson Weaver fourty two acres 
of land which is in full Satisfaction for nine acres of mend- 
ment his home lot wanted and two acres of his home lot and 
twenty acres of adition said land lying by Cobats pond and 
is bounded ass followeth (viz) Begining at a white oak tree 






EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 229 

which is William Humphra's Corner on Said pond thence 
Bounding on said pond northerly to a maple tree which is 
Sam 11 Alison's west Corner, thence Bounding on said Allison's 
land to pollise pond to a stake & stones thence Bounding on 
said pond to a stake & stones, thence bounding on said Hum- 
phra's land nor west, to the pond first mentioned, which tract 
of land is twenty Ehods and an half wide, note that their is 
land within said Bounds for two High ways a Cross said land 
reserved for the use of the town, one four Ehods wide and 
another two Ehods wide when they think fit to lay them out 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
John Mitchell 

Committee 
Eecorded this 23 d of January 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

At a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry april y e 17 th 
1729 the aforesaid Eeturn was Eead and approved of by the 
town for the afores d John Andersons proper use benefit & 
behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town ClerK 

Londonderry Sept r 20 th 1728 
Then laid out to Sam 11 Penhallow Esq r & John Archibald 
two hundred & six acres of Land which is for one third part 
of said Penhallow's Eight of home stead and Second Division 
and adition and for twenty Eight acres of the Eight of s d 
John Archibald which land lieth near M c Duffis meadow and 
is bounded on the nor west angle by a White oake tree 
marked from thence runing South and Bounding upon John 
Macmurphy's land and David Cargills unto a Brook which 
runs into the Broad meadow and bounding downwards on 
said Brook to the laid out Meadow bounds, and from y e afore- 
said white oak runing East to M c Duffees meadow so Called 
and from thence bounding Downwards on the meadow bounds 
to Bobert Boyes Land, from thence runing South to a Eeed 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

oak tree marked which is the south west angle of said Boy- 
esess land, from thence runing East one hundred & ten Ehods 
to a Stake, & from thence runing south seventy four Rhods 
to a stake & and Stones, from thence runing west to the most 
northerly run which runs into the half acre Creek of the 
Broad meadow afores d and from thence Bounding Down Said 
run to the meadow bounds and so to run Southerly on the 
meadow bounds to the aforesaid Brook Exempting out of 
said Bounds all laid out meadows &c note that their is land 
allowed within said Bounds for one Road four Rhods Wide 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 
John Mitchell 

Com ttea 
Recorded this 23 d of January 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk, 

at aproprietors meeting held at Londonderry april y e 17 th 
1729 the abov Return was Read and appro v'd by the town for 
the aforesaid Penhallow's and Archibald proper use Benefit 
and behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk, 

Londonderry January y 6 24 th 1728/9 
Then laid out to John Cochran two hundred and fifty 
acres of land which is in full for thirteen acres of amendment 
which his home lot wanted and twenty acres of adition Said 
land lying on the East side of Beaver Brook Below Wigwam 
Meadow Begining at a pitch .pine tree marked J: C: and 
runing South East one hundred and twenty Rhod3 to a stake 
from thence runing South West three hundred and fourty 
Rhods to a small pitch pine tree, from thence runing north 
west to Beaver Brook and bounding on the said Brook up to 
a Beaver Dam, from thence runing nor East to the Bounds 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 231 

first mentioned note that their is Land Eeserved for a High 
Way to the town when they see Cause to lay out Said Eoad 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Eodgers 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 23 d of January 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

at a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry April y e 17 th 
1729/30 the above Return was Read & approved of by the 
town for the said John Cochrans proper use benefit and be- 
hoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry February y e 11 th 1728. 
Then laid out to Cap* James Gregg and Samuel Gregg 
twenty one acres of Land which is in full for one acre & an 
half of a mendment land for the sawmill Lott and five acres 
of adition land which land lieth westerly of Beaver Brook 
Commonly Called the pine Island which land is bounded 
Round by the meadow Bounds, note that the five acres of 
adition is for the saw mill lott, note that their is land Re- 
served for a High way for the town when they Shall Call for 
said High way 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 23 d Bay of January 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

I promise that for me and my heirs will not put this town 
to any Charges for a High way to the above said pine Island 

James Gregg 

at aproprietors meeting held at Londonderry June y e 23 d 
1729 the above Return was Read and approved by the town 



232 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

for the said James and Sam 11 Greggs proper use benefit and 
behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry March y e 17 th 1728/9 
Then laid out to Benjamin and John Wilson three hundred 
acres of land which is in full for their Second Division and 
Eighteen acres of mendment land and twenty acres of adition 
land which lieth to the nor west End of John Senters land 
which land is bounded as followeth Begining at a Small 
Reed oak tree marked Standing on the line of s d Senters land 
thence riming nor west two hundred and Eighty Rhods to a 
pitch pine tree marked and bounding on the Common land 
thence runing nor East one hundred and Eighty four Rhods 
to apitch pine tree marked and bounding on the Common 
land, thence runing South East by marked trees and Bound- 
ing on the Common land to a steake & stones, thence runing 
south west and be south by marked trees to the Bounds first 
mentioned note that their is five acres of land allowed in said 
bounds for a High way to the town when they Shall Call for 
said High ways and lay them out 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 23 d of January 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

at a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry June y e 23 d 
1729 the afores d Return was Read and approv'd by the town 
for the afores d persons proper use benefit and behoof in fee 
attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry June y e 19 th 1729 

Then laid out to James Alexander two hundred acres of 

Land which is in full for Eighteen acres of mendment land 

his home lott wanted & twenty acres of adition land, and 

also one hundred Rhods of Highway land, that was taken off 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 233 

his home lott Said land lying South west of the Eighteen 
acre meadow, which land is bounded as followeth Begining 
at a Stake and stones and runing south south West by marked 
trees to a stake and stones Standing on the Bounds of the 
Cowhide meadow and bounding on the Common land, thence 
runing west and be nor one hundred and fourty Ehods by 
marked trees to a steake and stones and Bounding on the 
Common land, thence runing nor nor East two hundred and 
thirty Ehods by marked trees to a white oak tree marked J: 
A: and Bounding on the Common land thence runing East 
and be South by marked trees to the Bounds first mentioned, 
note that their is three acres and an half of land Reserved in 
said Bounds for a High way to the town when they shall Call 
for Said Said High way and lay it out, note that all the laid 
out meadows in said Bounds is Reserved to their owners 

John Archibald 
James Rodgers 
John Wallace 

Committee 
Recorded this 23 d of January 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

at a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry June y e 23 d 
1729 the above Return was Read and approved of by the town 
for the afores d James Alex rs proper use benefit and behoof in 
fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk, 

By virtue of a vote passed at a propriety Meeting held at 
Londonderry Meetinghouse april y e 15 th 1728. which vote 
was Confirmed by the General Assembley at Portsmouth May 
y e 23 d 1728: as may more largely appear by Records for Said 
End & 

Londonderry June y e 26 th 1729 

Purshewant to Said vote their is laid out to the Rev d M r 
Samuel Philips one hundred & fifty acres of Land which was 
laid out in Consideration of twenty one acres of Equivolent 
or amendment lands, and five acres & one quarter and four 



234 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Rhods of High way land, and want of home lot, & Eight acres 
of adition, which lands Belongs to that propriety or lot which 
was originaly Barrachias Fernaum's which land lieth at that 
meadow w c goes by the name of the six acre meadow, which 
land is Butted and Bounded as Followeth (viz) Begining at 
a Stake and Stones Standing by William Gregg's meadow 
bounds, thence runing south west one hundred and ten Rhods 
and joyning partly en John Archibald's land and partly on 
David Cargill Jun rs land to a Reed oak tree marked, thence 
runing by marked trees South South East two hundred Rhods 
and Joyning partly on the aforesaid David Cargill's land and 
partly on the Common land to a pitch pine tree marked with 
the Letters S: P: which tree Stands by John Moors meadow, 
thence runing East nor East one hundred & ten Rhods by 
marked trees to a Stake and Stones Standing near a Black 
oak tree marked with the letters S: P: thence runing nor 
nor west two hundred and fourty Rhods to a stake first men- 
tioned note that their is four acres of Land allow'd in said 
tract for one high way allready laid out Exclusive of any 
meadows allready laid out within said Bounds 

John Archibald 
James Rodgers 
John Wallace 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 24 th Day of January 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietors Meeting held at Londonderry agust y e 25 th 
1729 the above Return was Read and approved of by the town 
for the aforesaid M r Philips proper use benefit and behoof in 
fee. 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry June y e 24 th 1729 
Laid out to Benjamin Kidder Seventy nine acres of Land 
which is in part of his adition land, said land is Bounded as 
followeth Begining at a stake & stones, from thence runing 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 235 

west South west Sixty one Rhods unto a Stake & stones 
bounding upon John Goffe's land, from thence runing South 
East One hundred and twenty seven Rhods unto a Stake and 
stones Bounding upon the laid out Second Division lands 
from thence runing South west one hundred and thirty Six 
Rhods unto a stake, from thence runing South East and be 
East unto Beaver Brook meadow bounds and Bounding upon 
John Goffe Jun rs land to a Stake and Stones, standing by 
said meadow bounds from thence runing nor East as the 
meadow bounds runs unto a Stake and Stones, thence runing 
nor nor west two hundred Rhods unto the Bounds first men- 
tioned and Bounding upon the above said John Goffe's land, 
note that their is two acres of Land Reserved for a Highway 
to the town when they shall Call for it, note also that all the 
laid out meadow's are Reserved to the owners 

John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 24th of January 1729/30 

pr John MacMurphy Town Clerk, 

At a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry agust y e 25 th 
1729 the abov Return was Read and approv'd of by the town 
for the said Benjamin Kidders proper use Benefit and Be- 
hoof in fee t 

attests pr John Macmurphy Clerk 

Londonderry June y e 24 th 1729 
Laid out to John Goffe two hundred and six acres of land 
which is in full for twenty acres of addition Land and thir- 
teen acres of amendment the above said land lieth on East 
side of the three acre meadow brook and is bounded as follow- 
eth Begining at a pine tree marked near the Eight acre 
meadow from thence runing nor nor west one hundred & 
sixty Rhods to a stake & stones and bounding on said Goffes 
second Division, from thence runing West south West Eighty 
Rhods unto a stake & stones bounding on the second Divi- 



236 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

sions land, from thence runing south south East fourty two 
Rhods unto an Elm tree marked, from thence runing west 
south west one hundred and fourty Rhods by marked trees 
to a stake and stones, from thence runing South East fourty 
five Rhods to a stake and stones, from thence runing East nor 
East sixty one Rhods to a stake and stones, from thence run- 
ing South South East two hundred Rhods unto* Beaver Brook 
meadow bounds to a stake and stones and so bounding on the 
meadow bounds unto the pine tree first mentioned, note that 
their is five acres of land in said bounds Reserved for a High 
way to the town when they Shall Call for it, also note that 
all the laid out meadow is Reserved to their owners 

John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 24 th of January 1729/30 

pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietors Meeting held at Londonderry agust y e 25 
1729 the abov Return was Read and approved by the town for 
the aforesaid John Goffes proper use benefit and behoof in fee 
attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry June y e 24 th 1729 
Laid out to Joseph Kidder one hundred and two acres of 
Land which is in full for twenty acres of addition land and 
ten acres of mendment and is bounded as followeth Begin- 
ing at a Stake and stones near the fourteen acre meadow 
brook, from thence runing South South East, Bounding upon 
Swords point meadow bounds untill it Come to Beaver 
meadow bounds, from thence runing nor East along by the 
meadow bounds unto a Stake and stones, from thence runing 
nor nor west west fourty Rhods to a stake from thence run- 
ing nor west and be nor Eighty two Rhods unto a Stake and 
Stones, from thence runing South west twenty seven Rhods 
unto astake from thence runing nor west Eighteen Rhods to 
a Stake, from thence runing south west unto the Bounds 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 237 

first mentioned Note that their is three acres of Land in said 
Bounds Eeserved for a High way to the town when they shall 
Call for it, note also that all the laid out meadows is Eeserved 
to the owners thereof which land was originally Joseph Kid- 
ders propriety 

John Archibald 
James Eodgers 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 24 th of January 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

at a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry agust y e 25 th 
1729 the above Eeturn was Eead and approved of by the town 
for the said Joseph Kidder's proper use benefit and behoof in 
fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry June y e 25 th 1729 
Then laid out to Samuel Houston one hundred and fourty 
four acres of land which is in full for twelve acres of mend- 
ment land and Eight acres and an half of want of his home 
lot and three acres of High way land that was taken off his 
home lot and twenty acres of adition land, said tract of Land 
lying west of Beavr meadow said land Bounded as followeth 
Begining at a pitch pine tree marked south of said meadow, 
from thence runing west two hundred and fifty six Ehods by 
marked trees to a smal ash tree marked S: H: and bounding 
on the Common land, from thence runing north ninety two 
Ehods by marked trees to a Stake and stones and bounding 
on the Common land, from thence runing East to the above 
said meadow bounds to a Stake and Stones, from thence run- 
ing southerly on the meadow bounds to the lower End of 
said meadow, thence runing south to the Bounds first men- 
tioned note that their is land Eeserved in s d bounds for a 



238 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

High way to the town Cross s d tract of Land not Exceeding 
four Ehods wide 

John Wallace 
James Eodgers 
John Archibald 

Com ttea 
Eecorded this 24 th Day of January 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

At a proprietors Meeting held at Londonderry agust y e 25 th 
1729 the abQve Eeturn was Eead and approv'd of by the town 
for the said Sam 11 Houstons proper use benefit and behoof in 
fee, 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk, 

Londonderry June y e 10 th 1729 
Then laid out to John Mac Clurg Eighty Eight acres of 
Land Said land lying westerly of Cannada Second Division 
land which land is in full for his part of mendment and addi- 
tion, together with his part of twenty acres of mendment land 
lying Joyning his own home lot which land is bounded as 
followeth begining at a stake & stones which is the Easterly 
angle of James Aiken's mendment land, from thence runing 
west & be south one hundred & sixty Ehods by marked trees, 
to amaple tree, marked, & bounding on said aikens land from 
thence runing South and be East Eighty Eight Ehods by 
marked trees, to a pitch pine tree marked and bounding on y e 
Common land, thence runing East & be north by marked trees 
to a stake & stones and bounding on the Common Lands, 
from thence runing nor and be west by marked trees to the 
Bounds first mentioned and bounding on the laid out Second 
Division land lands, note that their is three acres of Land in 
Said Bounds Eeserved for a High way to the town, when they 
shall Call for said High ways & lay it out 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Eodgers 

Com ttee 
Eecorded this 30 th Day of January 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 239 

At a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry agust y e 25 th 
1729 the above Eeturn was Eead & approved of by the town 
for the said John Mac Clurgs proper use benefit & behoof 
in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy To: Clerk 

Londonderry June y e 20 th 1729 
Then laid out to James Anderson Eighty five acres of Land 
which is in full for twelve acres of Mendment land and twenty 
acres of addition land which land lieth westerly of James 
Alex rJs mendment land which land is bounded ass followeth 
Begining at a White oak tree marked J: A: and Euning 
South South West two hundred and thirty Ehods by marked 
trees to a Steake and Stones and Bounding on Said Alex r,s 
land, thence runing West and be north Sixty three Ehods by 
marked trees, to a Steake and Stones and bounding on the 
Common land, thence runing nor nor East by marked trees 
to a stake and stones, and bounding on the Common land, 
thence runing East & be South by marked trees to the 
Bounds first mentioned and Bounding on the Common land 
note that their is two acres and an half of land in Said bounds 
Eeserved for a High way to the town when they Shall Call 
for Said High way and lay it out 

John Archibald 
James Eodgers 
John Wallace 

Com ttee 
Eecorded this 2^ of February 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

At aproprietors meeting held at Londonderry agust y e 25 th 

1729 the above return was Eead and approved of by the town 

for the Said James Anderson's proper use benefit and Behoof 

in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy T: Clerk 

Londonderry February 10 th 1728 
Then laid out to John Gregg a tract of land Containing one 
hundred and ninety acres lying Easterly of Beaver Brook 



240 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

which is in full for fifteen acres of mendment that his home 
lot wanted and twenty acres of adition w c land is bounded as 
followeth, Begining at apitch pine tree marked which is an- 
drew Cochran's south west Corner of his land, from thence 
runing South East one hundred and Eighty Rhods by marked 
trees and bounding on S d Cochran's land, and partly on the 
Commons to a smal Burch tree Marked from thence runing 
south west one hundred and sixty nine Rhods and Bounding 
on the Common land to a Stake from thence runing nor west 
one hundred and Eighty Ehods by marked trees and Bound- 
ing on the Common land to a stake and stones, thence runing 
nor East by marked trees and bounding on the Common land 
to the Bounds first mentioned note that their is land Re- 
served for the town for a Road four Rhods wide a Cross s d 
land when they shall Call for it, note that all the laid out 
meadows is Reserved to their owners 

John Wallace 
James Rodgers 
John archibald 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 7 th Day of February 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk, 

at a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry Dec br y e 15 th 

1729 the aforesaid Return was Read and approv'd of by the 

town for the s d John Gregg's proper use benefit and behoof in 

fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry Dec br y e 2 ed 1729 
Then laid out to Samuel morison atract of Land Contain- 
ing one hundred and ninety Eight acres of Land it being the 
amendment and adition to his home lot which land lieth 
Bounding on the ministerial lott at Cannada Begining at a 
Stake & stones thence runing nor & be west one hundred and 
fifty Six Rhods by marked trees to a Stake & stones, from 
thence runing west and be South one hundred & sixty Rhods 
bv marked trees to a Reed oak tree marked, from thence run- 



EABLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 241 

ing South & be East two hundred and fourty Six Ehods and 
Bounding on John Mac Clurg & Edward Aiken's land to 
aStake and stones from thence runing runing East & be 
north fourty Ehods to a Maple tree marked from thence run- 
ing nor East thirty Eight Ehods by marked trees and Bound- 
ing upon David Bogle's land to a pitch pine tree marked 
which is the Corner Bounds of s d Bogles Land, from thence 
runing nor West Eighty four Ehods by marked trees, to 
apitch pine tree which is the Corner Bounds of John Wal- 
lace's land, from thence runing East nor East to the Bounds 
first mentioned and Bounding upon John Wallace's land, 
Note that their is four acres of Land within said Bounds for 
a High way to the town when they think fit to Call for it 
or lay it out which land is laid out in Consideration of Sixty 
Six acres of Good Land 

James Eodgers 
John Archibald 
John Wallace 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 13 th Day of February 1729 

pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

At aproprietors meeting held at Londonderry Dec br y e 15 th 
1729 The afores d Eeturn was Eead and approv'd of by the 
town for the S d Sam 11 Morison's proper use benefit and behoof 
in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy T: Clerk 

By virtue of a vote pass'd at a Proprietory meeting held at 
Londonderry Meetinghouse april y e 15 th 1728 which vote was 
Confirm'd by the Generall assembley at Portsmouth May y e 
23 d 1728 as may more Largely appear by Eecords for Said 
End &c 

Londonderry January y e 17 th 1729/30 

Purshewant to said vote their is laid out to the Eev d M r 
Sam 11 Philips one hundred and two acres of land which was 
laid out in Consideration of twelve acres of adition land Be- 
longing to y* Lot w c was originally Barrachias Fernaum's 
and thirteen acres of addition and mendment lands which 



242 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

belongs to that lot w c was originally Belonging to John Goffe 
said lying & Joyning on Chester line, and is Butted and 
Bounded as followeth Begining at a stake & stones standing 
on the line of John Bans Second Division and is the south 
west Corner of James Callderwood's adition land, thence rim- 
ing nor west by marked trees about thirty Six Rhods to a 
Stake & stones w c is the Corner of John Bans second Division 
thence runing south west one hundred & sixty Rhods to a 
stake & stones and Bounding on the afores d Second Division 
thence runing nor westerly and Joyning on the Common land 
to a stake & stones, thence runing nor nor west by marked 
trees and Bounding upon Sam 11 Penhallow's Second Division 
to a stake and stones, thence runing nor East two hundred 
Rhods by marked trees to a smal Reed oak tree marked stand- 
ing on Chester line thence runing south south East by 
marked trees on Chester line one hundred and twelve Rhods 
to a Dry pine stump marked, thence runing south west by 
marked trees Sixty Rhods to the Bounds first mentioned and 
Joyning upon James Callderwood's land Reserving one high 
was a Cross Said land four Rhods wide when the town think 

fitt 

John archibead 

James Rodgers 

John Wallace 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 20 th of February 1729/30 

pr John Mac Murphy Town Clerk, 

at a propriety meeting held at Londonderry meetinghouse 
menday y e 2^ of Febr'y 1729/30 the Return of the afores d 
Record was Read and approv'd of by the town for the afores d 
M r Philips proper use benefit and behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londondeny Nov br y e 6 th 1729 
Then laid out for the town above Said one hundred and 
twenty acres of Land which is in full for Sixty acres of Good 
land, which was voted to be laid out at ameeting held at Lon- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 243 

donderry april y e 17 th 1729. for a ministeriall lot for that part 
of the town Called Cannada, which the above vote, will make 
more fully appear in the Second Book of Eecords of s d town, 
the afores d land lying Westerly of Govemour Wentworths 
farm S d land Bounded ass followeth Begining at a stake & 
Stones which is the Easterly angle of the Second Divisions 
allready laid out from thence runing West and be South one 
hundred and sixty Ehods by marked trees to a stake and 
Stones, standing at the Easterly Side of a Meadow, and 
Bounding upon the laid out Second Divisions, thence run- 
ing South and be East one hundred and twenty Ehods by 
marked trees to a Stake and Stones and bounding upon the 
Common land thence runing East and be nor by marked trees 
to a stake & stones, and Bounding upon the Common land, 
thence runing nor and be West to the Bounds first Mentioned 
Note that their is land reserved for a High way to the town in 
said bounds four Ehods Wide a Cross Said tract of land. 

John Wallace 
John archibed 
James Eodgers 

Com tteo 

Eecorded this 26 th Day of February 1729/30 

pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

At a Proprietors Meeting held at Londonderry Dec br y 6 
15 th 1729 the aforesaid Eeturn was Eead and appro v'd of 
by the town, for the town's use. 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry Nov br y e 5 th 1729 
Then laid out to Edward Aiken and Nathaniel Aiken one 
hundred and Sixty acres of Land which is in full for their 
amendment land and twenty acres of adition land Said land 
lying Southerly of John Mac Clurg's mendment land, Said 
lend Bounded ass followeth Begining at astake and stones, 
which is the Easterly angle of said Mac Clurg's, from thence 
runing West and be south, one hundred and sixty Ehods by 



244 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

marked trees, to awhite oak tree marked and bounding on 
the above said land thence runing South and be East one 
hundred & sixty Rhods by marked trees to a pitch pine tree 
marked & bounding on the Common land, thence runing East 
& be nor by marked trees to a stake and stones, standing in a 
swamp, and bounding on the Common land, thence runing 
nor and be west by marked trees to the Bounds first men- 
tioned, and bounding on the Common land, note note that 
their is land Reserved in said bounds for a High way four 
Rhods wide Cross said land to the town when they shall Call 
for said high way and lay it out 

John Wallace 
James Rodgers 
John Archibald 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 28 th of February 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

at a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry meetinghouse 
Dec br y e 15 th 1729 the Return of the afores d Record was read 
& approv'd of by the town for the said Aiken's proper use 
benefit and behoof in fee 

attests p r John Mac Murphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry Dec br y e 26 th 1729 
Then laid out to John Barr Seventy three acres of land 
which is in full for Eighteen acres of mendment land and 
two acres of high way land that was taken of his home lot, 
s d land lying westerly of Beaver Brook, & southerly of Rob- 
ert Boyes land w land is bounded as followeth Begining at 
astake & stones which is the southwesterly angle of s d Boyes 
land, from thence runing South East and be East one hun- 
dred and fourty four Rhods by marked trees to a stake and 
stones and bounding on said Boye's land, from thence runing 
South west and be south Eighty Rhods by marked trees to a 
white oak tree marked -|- : B: and bounding on the Common 
land, thence runing nor west and be west by marked trees to 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 245 

a pitch pine tree marked + : B and bounding on the Com- 
mon land, from thence runing nor East & be nor to the 
Bounds first mentioned note that their is land Reserved for 
a high way to the town when they Call for said high and 
lay it out to the valoue of three acres 

John Archibald 
James Rodgers 
John Wallace 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 28 th of Ferruary 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

at a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry meetinghouse 
Feb-y y e 2 d 1729/30 the Return of the afores d Record was 
Read and approved of by the town for the said John Barr's 
proper use benefit and behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry January y e 9 th 1729/30 
Then laid out to Robert and Hugh Wilson two hundred and 
fifty acres of land w c is in full for their mendment & adition 
land which land lieth Eastart of Robert Boyes land at Cohasat 
Brook s d land Bounded ass followeth Begining at a stake 
and stones Standing on the line of Thomas Cochran's land, 
thence runing nor nor East by marked trees to a Reed oak 
tree marked standing upon Chester line, and Bounding on the 
Common land, thence runing West nor West one hundred 
and fifty five Rhods, by marked trees, to a White pine tree 
marked with the Lettor W: which is the Easterly Corner of 
Robert Boyes land w c tree stands on Chester line thence 
runing South south West two hundred and sixty two Rhods 
by marked trees to a Stake & stones and Joyning upon Alex r 
Renkine's land thence runing Easterly by marked trees, and 
Bounding upon Daniel Karr's and Thomas Cochran's land 
to the Bounds first mentioned Reserving the Great Falls in 
the aforesaid Cohassatt Brook as the town's Benefit and 
property as also the Flowing of what land Said Falls may 



246 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

ocasion from time to time from year to year and so yearly for 
Ever, from the first Day of Sep tr until the first Day of May 
yearly also Eeserving two Rhods wide of Common land upon 
the line Betwen the said Wilson's land & Robert Boyes land 
from Chester line to ammascecg Road as also Reserving one 
acre of land as a Common for the town's use, in Each Side 
of Said Cohassatt Brook at the aforesaid Great Falls, together 
with Seven acres of Land for a High Way, for the town's use 
when they see Cause to lay out Said High way or way's 

John Arch d 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 4 th of March 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

at a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry meeting 
house Febr'y y e 2 d 1729 the Return of the afores d Record was 
Read & approv'd of by the town for the s d Willson's proper 
use benefit and behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry January y e 17 th 1729/30 
Then laid out to James Callderwood fourty five acres of 
Land in Consideration of what mendment and adition he 
was to have to his half lott, that he had from James Rodgers, 
s d land lying betwen his Second Division and Chester line, 
and is Butted and Bounded ass followeth Begining at a 
Reed oak tree marked standing on Chester line thence Tun- 
ing South west Eighty three Rhods by marked trees to a Small 
Reed oak tree marked and Bounding on Joshua Thornton and 
John Macmurphy's land, thence runing nor west by marked 
trees ninety six Rhods & Joyning partly on Hugh Ramsey's 
land, his own land and John Barrs Second Division to a 
stake & stones, from thence runing nor East Sixty Rhods by 
marked trees to a Dry pine Stump marked standing on Ches- 
ter line, and bounding on M r Samuel Philips land thence run- 
ing East South East by marked trees on Chester line to y* 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 247 

Bounds first mentioned, Eeserving one high way a Cross s d 
land four Rhods Wide & 

John Arch d 
James Rodgers 

Com ttea 
Recorded this 4 th of March 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

at a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry February y* 
2 ed 1729 the afores d Return was Read & approv'd of by the 
town for the said James Callderwood's proper use benefit and 
behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy T: Clerk 

Londonderry January f 16 th 1729/30 
Then laid out to Joshua Thorntown and John Macmurphy 
in their Capacity as admi rs to James Hunter of Boston De- 
ceas'd seventy four acres of land in Consideration of the 
amendment and addition land to the Lott w c did originally 
belong to Edward procter as a proprietor w c land lieth Joyn- 
ing to Gov r Shuits home Lott Chester line and other home 
Lotts, such as James Blairs, John Blair, and Hugh Ramsey's 
which land lieth and is bounded as followeth, Begining at a 
Reed oak srubb, marked, thence runing nor East by marked 
trees one hundred and twenty three Rhods to a stake and 
stones standing on Chester line, thence runing west nor west 
one hundred and twenty two Rhods by marked trees and 
Bounding on Chester line to a Reed oak tree marked, thence 
riming south west by marked trees about Eighty three Rhods 
to a Stake and Stones standing by a small Reed oak Srubb 
marked thence runing south East by marked trees to the 
Bounds first mentioned, and Joyning on Hugh Ramseys John 
and James Blair's land, Reserving land for one high way a 

Cross said land four Rhods wide 

John Archib d 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 4 th Day of March 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 



248 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

at aproprietors meeting held at Londonderry February 
y e 2 ed 1729 the Return of the afores d Eecord was Read and 
approved of by the town for s d Thorntown's and Macmurphys 
proper use benefit and behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry January y e 15 th 1729 
Then laid out to John Senter one hundred and Eighty 
Eight acres of Land w c is in full for his amendment & addi- 
tion land & want of His home Lott and High way land to- 
gether with thirteen acres of Robert Mac keen's amendment 
land which land lieth at Butterflelds meadow on Each side 
of said meadow said land Bounded ass followeth Begining at 
astake and Stones Standing Southerly of Hunters meadow 
from thence runing South one hundred and thirty Eight 
Rhods by marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked and bound- 
ing on the Common land from thence runing West two hun- 
dred and fourty six Rhods by marked trees to apitch pine 
tree marked and bounding on the Common land, thence run- 
ing north by marked trees to a Reed oak tree marked and 
bounding on the Common land thence runing East by marked 
trees to the Bounds first mentioned note that their is Eight 
acres of land in said bounds Reserved for a High way to the 
town when they Call for said High way and lay it out, note 
that all laid out meadows within said bounds is Reserved to 

their owners 

John "Wallace 
John Archib d 
James Rodgers 

Com ttw 
Recorded this 5 th Day of March 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

at a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry meetinghouse 
February y e 2 ed 1729 the afores d Return was Read and ap- 
proved of by the town for the said John Senters proper use 
benefit and behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 249 

Londonderry Dec br y e 3 d 1729' 
Then laid out to James Gregg and Samuel Gregg their 
amendment & addition land for one home Lott and aquarter 
being three hundred and Eighty ackeers Begining at astake 
in the Commons West of Edward Aikens mendment Land and 
runing south two hundred and Eighty Ehods to apitch pine 
tree marked from thence runing East two hundred and twelve 
Ehods to a pitch pine tree marked, from thence runing north 
to David Bogles Bounds to a pitch pine tree marked or a stake 
and bounding on David Bogels land nor East to amaple tree 
marked which is the Corner bounds of Samuel Morison's land 
from thence runing west and be south two hundred Ehods 
to the South west angle of Edward Aikens land and bound- 
ing on said Aikens Land, from thence runing west to the 
Bounds first mentioned note that their is ten acres of Land 
^Reserved for a High way when the town Calls for it note 
that their is full satisfaction for the above said Eights of 
amendment and adition lands 

John Archibald 
James Eodgers 

John Wallace 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 5 th Day of March 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

at a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry meeting 
house February y e 2 ed 1729 the Eeturn of the afores d Eecord 
was Eead and approved of by the town for the said James and 
Samuel Gregg's proper use benefit and behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy T: Clerk 

Londonderry January y e 12 th 1729/30 
Then laid out to Ann Archibald one hundred and Eighty 
.acres of land which is in full for fifty six acres of mendment 
and adition land and High way land which land lieth Easterly 
of the Eight acre meadow which land is bounded ass follow- 
eth Begining at a pitch pine tree marked A from thence 



250 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

runing south East and be south, one hundred and ninety 
Rhods by marked trees to awhite oak tree marked and bound- 
ing on the Common land thence runing south west and be 
west one hundred and Eighty Rhods to a Eeed oak tree 
marked and bounding on the meadow bounds thence runing 
nor west and be nor by marked trees to a stake and stones 
.Standing on the meadow bounds and Bounding on John 
Archibalds land thence bounding on the meadow bounds to 
astake and stones standing on the meadow bounds, thence 
runing nor East and be East by marked trees to the tree 
marked A: first mentioned note that all the laid out meadow's 
in said bounds is reserv'd to their owners, note that their is 
seven acres of land in said Bounds Reserved for a High way 
to the town when they shall for said High way and lay it out 

James Rodgers 
John Archib d 
John Wallace 

Committee 
Recorded this 5 th of March 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

at a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry meetinghouse 
February y e 2 nd 1729 the Return of the afores d Record was 
Read and approv'd of by the town for the afores d Ann 
Archib d ' 3 proper use benefit and behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry February y e 23 d 1729/30 
Then laid out to Mathew Clerk one hundred and Sixty 
acres of land which is in full for his a mendment and adit- 
tion land s d land lying north of Samuel Houston's land at 
pearr meadow which land is bounded ass followeth, Begin- 
ing at a Stake and Stones standing on said meadow bounds 
.thence Runing West by marked trees to a White oak tree 
marked M: C: and bounding on said Houston's land, thence 
runing north one hundred Rhods by marked trees to a White 
oak tree marked M: C: and bounding on the Common land, 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 251 

thence riming East two hundred and Eighty Ehods by marked 
trees to a Walnutt tree marked and bounding on the Common 
land, thence runing South by marked trees to a pitch pine 
tree marked Standing on the meadow bounds that part of the 
above s d meadow which is James Blair's thence runing 
$outherly on the meadow bounds to the Bounds first men- 
tioned note that their is three acres of Land in said Bounds 
^Reserved for a High way to the town w n they shall Call for 
s d high way and lay it out 

John Wallace 
James Eodgers 
John Archibald 

Q om ttee 

Kecorded this 11 th day of March 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

at atown meeting held at Londonderry meetinghouse April 
y e 5 th 1729/30 the Return of the afores d Record was Read 
pnd approv'd of by the town for the said Mathew Clerk's 
proper use benefit and behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk, 

Londonderry February y e 21 st 1729/30 
Then laid out to David Dickey and Mathew Taylor Eighty 
three acres of land for that lot w c was originally Ellias Key's 
Right in s d town w c land is in full for their amendment and 
addition land said land lying north of John Woodburn's 
mendment land, the said land Bounded as followeth begin- 
ing at a stake and stones w c is the north East angle of Said 
Woodburn's land thence runing west two hundred and ninety 
Rhods by marked trees to astake and Stones and bounding 
on Said Woodburn's land thence runing north ninety Rhods 
to apitch pine tree marked D: T: D: and bounding on the 
Common land thence runing East by marked trees to astake 
and stones Standing on the line of Samuel Houston's land 
and bounding on the Common land thence Runing South by 
marked trees to ablack ash tree marked S: H: which is the 



252 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

south west angle of s d Houstons land thence raning East by 
marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked and bounding on 
said Houston's land, thence riming South to the bounds first 
mentioned, Note that their is two acres of land Reserved in 
said bounds for a High way to the town when they Shall for 
said highway and lay it out, 

John Wallace 
James Rodgers 
John Archibald 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 11 th Day of March 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

At a town Meeting held at Londonderry Meetinghouse 
March y e 5 th 1729/30 the Return of the afores d Record was 
Read and approv'd of by the town for the said David Dickey 
and Mathew Taylor's proper use benefit and behoof in fee 
attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry January y e 27 th 1729/30 
Then laid out to Alex r Renkine one hundred acres of land 
w c is in full for his mendment and adition land together with 
what high way land was taken of his home lot Said land lying 
west of Daniel Karr's land at Cannada meadow Said land 
bounded as followeth Begining at a Stake and Stones w c is 
the south angle of Daniel Karr's land, thence runing nor East 
and be north two hundred Rhods by Marked trees to ablack 
ash tree marked and bounding on s d Karr's land, thence run- 
ing west nor west Eighty three Rhods by marked trees to a 
j3take & Stones, thence runing south west and be south by 
marked trees to s d Cannada Meadow to a Stake and Stones, 
.thence bounding on s d meadow bounds to the B Bounds first 
mentioned, Note that their is three acres of land in said 
Bounds Reserved for a High way to the town 

John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 11 th day of March 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk, 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 258 

at a town Meeting held at Londonderry Meetinghouse 
March y e 5 th 1729/30 the Eeturn of the afores d Record was 
Read and approved of by the town for the s d Alex r Renkine's 
proper use benefit and behoof in fee 

attests pr John Mac Murphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry February y e 20 th 1729/30 
Then laid out to John Woodburn one hundred and one 
acres of land w c is in full for his a mendment and addition 
which land lieth north of John Senters land at Butterfields 
meadow said land Bounded as followeth Begining at the 
northerly angle of John Senters land which is a Stake and 
Stones from thence Runing West two hundred and ninety 
Rhods by marked trees to a Wallnutt tree marked W: and 
bounding on said Senters land, from thence runing north fifty 
five Rhods by marked trees to a Stake and Stones and bound- 
ing on the Common land thence runing East by marked trees 
to a Stake and stones and bounding on the Common land 
thence runing South by marked trees to a Stake and Stones 
which is the Bounds first mentioned and bounding on the 
Common land, Note that all the laid out meadow's is Re- 
served to their owners, also note that their is two acres of 
Land in said Bounds Reserved for a High way to the town 
.when they Shall Call for said High way and lay it out 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 

James Rodgers 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 12 th Day of March 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

At a town meeting held at Londonderry Meetinghouse 
March y e 5 th 1729/30 the Return of the afores d Record was 
Read and approv'd of by the town for the afores d John Wood- 
burns proper use benefit and Behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 



254 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry February y e 27 th 1729/30 
Then laid out to William Adams fifty Six acres of Land 
which was originaly John Goffes Right in said town which 
i=; in full for his amendment and addition land together with 
his high way land taken off his home lott which land lyieth 
west of Thomas Callwells land on Chester bounds s d land 
bounded ass followeth Begining at a Stake and Stones w c is 
the South west angle of s d CallwelPs land thence runing nor 
East one hundred and Eight Rhods by marked trees to a 
White oak tree marked W: A: and bounding on said Callwell's 
land thence Runing West nor West Eighty four Rhods by 
marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked W: A and bounding 
on Chester land, thence runing South West by marked trees 
to a Stake and Stones and bounding on the Common land, 
thence runing East South East by marked trees to the bounds 
first mentioned Note that their is one acre of Land in Said 
founds Reserved for a High way to the town when they Shall 
Call for said high way and lay it out 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 12 th of March 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

At a Town Meeting held at Londonderry Meetinghouse 
March y e 5 th 1729/30 the Return of the aforesaid Record was 
Read and approv'd of by the town for the said William Adams 
proper use benefit and behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry February y e 25 th 1729/30 
Then laid out to James Mac Curdy one hundred acres of 
Land w c is in full for his mendment and addition land, which 
,land originally Nehemiah Griffin's Right in the above s d 
town, s d land lying south west of John Barr's amendment 
land Lying westerly of Beaver Brook which land is bounded 
as followeth begining at a White oak tree marked J: C: 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 255 

which is the south East angle of s d Barr's land, thence rim- 
ing South West and he South one hundred and sixty Ehods 
by marked trees, to a pitch pine tree marked J: C: and 
bounding on the Common lands, thence runing nor west and 
,be west one hundred Ehods by marked trees to a Eeed oak 
tree Marked J: C: and bounding on the Common land, 
thence runing nor East and be north by marked trees to a 
White Burtch tree marked and bounding on the Common 
lands the runing south East and be East by Marked trees 
to the bounds first mentioned, and bounding on said Barr's 
land, Note that their is two acres of land in said bounds 
Eeserv'd Eeserv'd for a High Way to the town w n they shall 
Call for said high way, and lay it out 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Eodgers 

Com ttee 
Eecorded this 12 th of MaTch 1729/30 
pr John Mac murphy Town Clerk 

At atown Meeting held at Londonderry March 5 th 1729/30 
,the Eeturn of the afores d Eecord was Eead, and approv'd of 
by the town for the aforesaid James Mac Curdy and his heirs 
}ot Ever, 8 use benefit and behoof in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry February y e 26 th 1729/30 
Then laid out to John Eichey two hundred and thirty acres 
of Land which is in full for his mendment and Adition land, 
as also full satisfaction for High way land taken off his home 
Lott as the high way is already laid out, s d land lying nor west, 
of James Mac Curdy's mendment land which land is bounded 
.as followeth Begining at a White burtch tree marked which 
is the nor East angle of S d Mac Curdy's land, thence runing 
.South west and be South one hundred and Sixty Ehods by 
marked trees to a Eeed oak tree marked J: E: and bounding 
on s d Mac Curdy's land thence runing nor west & be west 



256 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

one hundred & Eighty Rhods by marked trees to a White oak 
tree marked J: R: and bounding on the Common land thence 
Runing nor East and be nor, two hundred and fourty Rhods 
by marked trees, to amaple tree marked and bounding on the 
Common land, thence runing South East & be East by 
marked trees to a Stake and Stones, which is the nor west 
angle of John Barr's land and bounding on the'" Common land, 
thence runing South west and be South by marked trees, to 
a pitch pine tree marked J: B: and bounding on said Barr's 
land, thence runing South East and be East by marked trees 
to the bounds first mentioned 

Note that their is three acres of Land in s d bounds Re- 
serv'd for a High way to the town when they shall Call for 
said High way and Lay it out 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Committee 
Recorded this 21 8t Day of March 1729/30 
pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk, 

At a town Meeting held at Londonderry Meetinghouse 
March y e 5 th 1729/30 the Return of the afores d Record was 
Read & approv'd of by the town for the afores d John Richey's 
proper use benefit and behoof in fee and for his heirs & as- 
signs for Ever 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk, 

Londonderry February y e 24 th 1729 
Then laid out to John Mac Conechy two hundred and 
thirty acres of land w c is in full for his mendment and addi- 
tion land w c land lyieth south of John Cochran's mendment 
land bounding upon Beaver brook w c land is bounded ass 
followeth begining at a Stake and Stones which is the south 
west angle of said Cochrans land, thence runing South East 
one hundred and Eighty Rhods by marked trees to a pitch 
pine tree marked J: M: and bounding partly on S d Cochrans 
land, and partly on the Common land, thence runing South, 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 257 

two hundred and fourty Khods by marked trees, to a pitch 
pine tree marked and bounding on the Common land, thence 
riming west by marked trees to the above s d brook to a Stake 
& Stones and bounding on the Common land thence bound- 
ing on s d brook northerly to the bounds first Mentioned, 
note that their is four acres of Land in said bounds Reserv'd 
for a high way to the town when they Shall Call for said 
high way & lay it out also note that all the laid out meadows 
in Said bounds is Eeserv'd to their owners 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Eodgers 

Q om ttee 

Eecorded this 21 st Day of March 1729/30 pr John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk 

At atown Meeting held at Londonderry meetinghouse 
March y e 5 th 1729/30 the Eeturn of the afores d Eecord was 
Eead & approved of by the town for the s d John MacConechy 
and his heirs & assigns for Ever in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry February y e 17 th 1729/30 
Then laid out to James Leslie one hundred and twenty 
acres of land which is in full for his part of a mendment and 
adition land which land lyieth westerly of M r Phillips land 
on Chester town line which land is bounded ass followeth 
begining at a pitch pine tree marked thence runing nor East 
by marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked J: L: and bound- 
ing on s d Phillips land thence runing West nor West two 
hundred & fourty Khods by marked trees to a pitch pine tree 
marked J: L: and bounding upon Chester land thence runing 
South west one hundred & Eighty Khods by marked trees 
to a Black ash tree marked J: L: and bounding on the Com- 
mon land thence runing East South East by marked trees, 
to a white oak tree marked J: L: and bounding on the Com- 
mon land, thence runing Easterly to the bounds first men- 



258 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

tioned and bounding on Samuel Renkine's land note that 
their is three acres of Land in said bounds for a High way to 
the town when they Shall Call for S d high way & lay it out 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 21 st of March 1729/30 pr John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk, 

At atown meeting held at Londonderry meetinghouse 
March y e 5 th 1729/30 the Return of the afores d Record was 
Read and approved of by the town for the s d James Leslie 
& his heirs and assigns for Ever and for their proper use in 
fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry February y e 18 th 1729/30 
Then laid out to James Lindsay Sixty Seven acres of Land 
which is in full for fourteen acres of Good land which land 
lyieth westerly of John Shields Second Division which land is 
bounded as followeth Begining at a pitch pine tree marked 
which is the westerly angle of Said Shields land, from thence 
runing South west by marked trees to a Stake & Stones 
Standing on the meadow bounds thence bounding on the 
meadow bounds, to a White oak tree marked, thence Runing 
nor West by marked trees to a Stake & Stones, thence runing 
South East Sixty four Rhods by marked trees to the Bounds 
first mentioned note that their is two acres of Land in said 
Bounds for a High Way to the town when they Shall Call for 

Said high way and lay it out 

James Rodgers 
John Archibald 

John Wallace 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 21 st of March 1729/30 pe r John MacMur- 
phy Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 259 

At a town Meeting held at Londonderry Meetinghouse 
March the 5 th 1729/30 the Return of the afores d Eecord was 
Eead and approved of by the town for the use and benefit of 
the afores d James Lindsay his heirs & assigns for Ever in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy T: Clrk 

Londonderry May y e 15 th 1729 
Then laid out to James Aiken one hundred and twenty six 
acres of land together with twenty four acres of land Joyning 
to his home Stead which land is in full for twenty four acres 
of mendment land and twenty acres of adition land Said land 
lying Westerly of Cannada Second Division's land (viz) the 
hundred and twenty Six acres which land is bounded as fol- 
loweth, begining at a pitch pine tree Marked which is on the 
line of the Second Division land, from thence runing West 
and be south one hundred and Sixty Ehods by marked trees to 
apitch pine tree marked and Bounding on the Common land, 
from thence runing South & be East one hundred & twenty- 
six Ehods by marked trees to a Maple tree marked and 
Bounding on the Common land, from thence runing East & 
be nor by marked trees to a Stake and Stones and Bounding 
on the Common land, from thence runing nor and be West by 
marked trees 'to the Bounds first mentioned and bounding on 
the laid out Second Division land Note that their is three 
acres of Land in Said Bounds Eeserved for a High way to the 
town when they Shall Call for Said High way and lay it out 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 

James Eodgers 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 29 th of May 1730 pr John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

at a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry meetinghouse 
March y e 16 th 1729/30 the Eeturn of the afores d Eecord was 
Eead & approved of by the town for the said James Aiken his 
heirs and assigns for Ever as a Good Inheretance in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy T: C: 



260 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry January. y e 22 1730 
Then laid out to Mathew Clerk & John Wallace one hun- 
dred & fifty three acres of land which was originally John 
Shields Eight which land is in full for Sixteen acres of mend- 
ment land and ten acres of adition land Said land lying South 
West of James Lindsay's mendment land which land is 
bounded as followeth Begining at a pine tree marked W: C: 
from thence Euning nor West one hundred and Eighty 
Ehods to a Stake and Stones and Bounding upon M r Sam 11 
Penhallow's land, thence runing nor East Sixty Ehods by 
marked trees to a Stake and Stones and bounding upon 
Benj m & Jo n Willson's thence runing nor West twenty four 
Ehods by marked trees to a White oak tree marked W: C: 
and bounding upon Said Willson's land, thence runing nor 
East Sixty four Ehods by marked trees to a Stake & Stones 
& bounding on the Common land, thence Euning South East 
by marked trees to a White oak tree Marked and Bounding 
partly on the Common land & partly on Said Lindsay's land, 
thence runing South West and Bounding on the meadow 
founds to the Bounds first mentioned Note that their is 
five acres and an half of land in Said Bounds Eeserved for a 
.High way to the town 

John Archibald 
James Eodgers 

John Wallace 

Com tte 9 

Recorded this 17 th of Noy br 1730 pr John Mac murphy 
Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of the proprietors and freeholders of the town 
of LondonDerry upon the twenty fourth of October one thou- 
sand Seven hundred and thirty the Return of the aforesaid 
Record was Eead and approv'd for the aforesaid persons their 
.heirs & assigns for Ever as a Good Inheritance in fee 

attests pr John Mac murphy T: C: 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 261 

Londonderry Sept r y e 5 th 1730 
Then laid out to John Archibald South fourteen acres of 
land which lieth Joyning to his ammendment land, which 
lieth Joyning to his own mendment land which land is for 
,Six acres of Land that his Second Division wanted of the 
.Measure Said land bounded as followeth Begining at a Stake 
and Stones Standing on the Eight acre meadow bounds 
thence runing nor West and be west Sixty Ehods to a Stake 
and Stones and bounding on his own land, thence runing nor 
East & be East fourty two Ehods by marked trees to a wall- 
nut tree marked J: A: and bounding on the Common land 
thence runing South East & be East by marked trees to a pine 
,tree marked Standing upon the aforesaid meadow bounds, 
thence bounding on the meadow bounds to the bounds first 
mentioned Note that their is one acre of land in Said bounds 
Eeserved for a High Way to the town when they Shall Call 
for said High way and lay it out 

John Wallace 

James Eodgers 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 22 ed of Dec br 1730 pr John Mac murphy 
Town Clerke, 

At a meeting of the Proprietors and freeholders of London- 
derry October the 24 th 1730 the Eeturn of the aforesaid Eec- 
ord was Eead and approved of for the s d Jo 11 Archibald' 3 use 
and his heirs for Ever as a Good Inheritance in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy T: C: 

Londonderry September y e 5 th 1730 
Then laid out to James Clerke fourteen acres of land which 
is for one acre & a Quarter of High way land and one acre 
of Good land that Eemained of his mendment land which 
land lyieth Easterly Joyning his own mendment land which 
land is bounded as followeth Begining at astake and Stones 
standing upon the four acre meadow bounds thence runing 
north West one hundred and twenty Ehods by marked trees 



262 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

to a Stake and Stones and bounding upon his own land thence 
riming nor East twenty Rhods by marked trees to a Stake 
and Stones and bounding upon the Common land thence 
runing South East by marked trees to a Stake & Stones, 
thence runing South West & be west by marked trees to the 
Bounds first mentioned Note that their is half an acre of 
land in Said bounds Reserved for a High Way to the town 
Note also that all the meadow in s d Bounds is Reserved to 
their owners 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Rodgers 

Q om ttee 

Recorded this 22 ed of December 1730 pr John Mac mur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

At ameeting of the Proprietors & freeholders of London- 
derry October y e 24 th 1730 the Return of the aforesaid Record 
was Read and approved for the said James Clerk's use and his 
heirs for Ever as a Good Inheritance in fee 

attests pr John Mac Murphy Town Clerke 

Londonderry Sep tr y e 21 st 1730 
Then laid out to John Blair one hundred and six acres of 
Land which is in full for fifteen acres of mendment land and 
twenty acres of adition land, Said land lying West of Beaver 
Brook and is bounded on the north by a Stake & Stones 
Standing by the said Brook, thence runing nor west and be 
west one hundred and ninety Rhods by marked trees to a 
Stake and Stones and Bounding upon Nathaniel Boyintown's 
land thence runing South west & be South: Eighty Eight 
Rhods by marked trees to a Stake & Stones Standing in a 
Swamp and bounding upon James Mac Curdy's land, thence 
runing South East & be East by marked trees to the Brook 
first mentioned and bounding upon the Common land thence 
Bounding up said Brook to the Bounds first mentioned note 
that their is six acres of land in Said Bounds Reserved for a 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 263 

High Way to the town when they Shall Call for Said High 

Way and lay it out 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Eodgers 

Q om ttee 

Eecorded this 22^ of December 1730 pr John Mac mur- 
phy Town Clerk 

at a meeting of the proprietors and freeholders of London- 
derry octobr 24 th 1730 the Return of the aforesaid Record 
was Read & approv'd of for the Said John Blair's use and his 
heirs for Ever as a Good Inheritance in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry October y e 9 th 1730 
Then laid out to David Gregg & Alexander MacCay three 
hundred acres of Land which is in full for fourteen acres of 
mendment land and ten acres of adition land which was M r 
James Mac Keen's Right in Said town as also fourteen acres 
of mendment land and twenty acres of adition land and one 
acre of high way land which land was originally William 
Thomson's Right in said town, and also five acres and an half 
of mendment land and Six acres and an half & twenty seven 
Rhods of mendment land which land was originally John 
Richey's Right in said town which land lieth East of Stone 
Dam which land is bounded as followeth Begining at a Reed 
oak tree marked with the letters C: G: and Standing by 
Beaver Brook near said Dam thence runing East two hundred 
and fourty Rhods by marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked 
C: G: and bounding on the Common land, thence Runing 
north two hundred Rhods by marked trees to a white oak tree 
marked and bounding on the Common land thence runing 
west by marked trees to the above s d Brook and bounding 
on the Common land thence bounding on Said Brook to the 
Bounds first mentioned note that their is fifteen acres of 



264 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

land in said bounds Keserved for a High way to the town 
when they Shall Call for s d High way and lay it out 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 25 th of Dec br 1730 pr John Macmurphy 
Town Clerke. 

At a meeting of the proprietors and freeholders of London- 
derry October y e 24 th 1730 the Return of the aforesaid Rec- 
ord was Read and approved of to the aforesaid persons & their 
heirs for Ever as a Good Inheritance in fee 

attests pr John Mac murphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry September y e 22^ 1730 
Then laid out to James Blair one hundred and ninety acres 
of land which was in full for thirteen acres of mendment land 
and twenty acres of adition land said land lying west of 
Beaver Brook and is bounded on the north by a White oak 
tree Standing near said brook said tree marked J: B thence 
runing nor west & be west one hundrd and Sixty Rhods by 
marked trees to a Stake and Stones and bounding on John 
Blairs land, thence Runing South west and be South one 
hundred and ninety Rhods by marked trees to a Stake and 
Stones and Bounding partly on James Mac Curdy's land and 
partly upon the Common land thence runing South East and 
be East by marked trees to said Brook and bounding on the 
Common land, thence Bounding up said Brook to the Bounds 
first mentioned, note that their is Six acres of land in said 
bounds Reserv'd for a High way to the town when they 
Shall Call for said High way and lay it out 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 25 th of Dec br 1730 pr John Macmurphy 
Town Clerke. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 265 

At ameeting of the proprietors and freeholders of London- 
derry Decemb r y e 16 th 1730 the Eeturn of the aforesaid Eec- 
ord was Eead & approved of for the use of the s d James Blair 
& his heirs for Ever as a Good Inheritance in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerke 
it is hearby to be known that I James Bleer Diss Claims 
this Eecord as Witness my hand this 24 th Day of Des br 1745 

James Blair 
I was pres 1 when Lv 1 Blair sin d this attests, _ 

Moses Barnett 
Pr Propritrs Clerk 

Londonderry Sep tr y e 29 th 1730 
Then laid out to Nathaniel Boyntown Seventy Six acres of 
Land it being apart of Stephen Peirce's propriety which land 
is in full for Six acres of mendment land and twenty acres 
of adition land, said land lying west of Beaver Brook and is 
bounded on the north by a Stake and Stones Standing by the 
said Brook thence runing nor west & be west one hundred & 
Sixty Ehods to a Eeed oak tree marked and Bounding upon 
Joseph Symons mendment & addition land thence runing 
South west and be South Seventy Six Ehods to a pitch pine 
tree marked B: and bounding partly upon John Barr^s land 
and partly upon James Mac Curdy's land thence runing South 
East and be East by marked trees to a Stake & Stones Stand- 
ing by Said brook and bounding upon the Common land, 
thence bounding on said Brook northerly to the Bounds first 
mentioned. Note that their is four acres of Land in said 
bounds Eeserved for a High way to the town when they Shall 
Call for said High way and lay it out 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 

James Eodgers 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 25 th of December 1730 pr John Mac mur- 
phy Town Clerke. 

At a meeting of the proprietors and freeholders of London- 
derry Dec br y e 16 th 1730 the Eeturn of the aforesaid Eecord 



266 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

was Read & approv'd of by them to the said Boyintown's 
proper use & his heirs for Ever as a Good Inheritance in fee 
attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 
We the under Subscribers being Chosen by the town of 
Londonderry to lay out the wants of home Lots Mendments 
& adition's of lands ordered to be laid out by said town have 
laid out to William Cregg and John Gregg fourty Eight acres 
of Good land of mendments and addition lands and twenty 
four acres of Good land of mendment & adition lands to 
Sam 11 Graves all proprietors in s d town of Londonderry, their 
being Seventy two acres of Good land in all, we have laid out 
by order of S d town Quantity for Quality to the above said 
proprietors it being part of their share three hundred & 
twenty acres be the same more or less, which lot of land lieth 
in both north & South Sides of Little Cohassatt Brook Be- 
gining at a white oak tree marked on the Dividing line Be- 
twen Chester & Londonderry and Runing East South East 
a« said line goes three hundred and Eighty Rhods to a white 
pine tree marked and from thence runing South South west 
two hundred and twenty Rhods to apitch pine tree and from 
thence runing west north west Eighty Rhods to a White oak 
tree marked, and from thence runing nor nor East to the 
Brook and So down Said Brook to a pitch pine tree marked 
and from thence nor nor East to the bounds first Mentioned 
to them and their heirs or assigns for Ever Reserving to 
the town of upland Eight acres for high ways and one acre 
for the priviledge of the stream laid out to John Goffe and 
James Gregg of upland and one acre of upland for the privi- 
ledge of the fals above the Bridge this being the return Given 
under our hands at Londonderry the first of May one thou- 
sand seven hundred and thirty note that their is liberty for 
to flow From the first Day of October yearly untill the Eight 
day of May 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Rodgers 
Recorded this 25 th of December 1730 pr John Mac mur- 
phy Town Gierke, 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 267 

at a meeting of the proprietors & freeholders of London- 
derry Dec br y e 16 th 1730 the Eeturn of the aforesaid Eecord 
was Eead & approved of for the aforesaid persons & theirs 
heirs for Ever as a Good Inheritance in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerke. 

Londonderry March y e 1722 

Then laid out to James & John Morison fourty acres of 
Land be it more or less which is the Second Division of one 
Eight which they hold in Said town which land lieth above 
or to the 'north of the Fourteen acre meadow and is bounded 
on the north with a Stake from thence runing South South 
East Sixty Ehods to a pitch pine tree marked from thence 
runing West South west one hundred and Sixty four Ehods 
and Bounding on the Mac Keen's land to a Stake from thence 
runing north north west Sixty Ehods and bounding on the 
town Commons to a pitch pine tree marked M from thence 
runing East north East and bounding on the town Commons 
to the Bounds first mentioned N° 35 

David Cargill 
John Macmurphy 
Eecorded this ninth of January 1730/31 pr John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

Laid out to William Campbell thirteen acres of Land for 
the makeing up of the measure of his home lott which land 
lieth nor west of John MacnealFs home Lott and is bounded 
on the Southerly angle by a Stake & Stones, from thence 
runing north west to Beaver pond to ablack burtch tree 
marked, and so bounding Easterly on S d pond to S d Camp- 
bells home lott, & from the aforesaid Stake runing nor East 
and bounding on John Macneals home lott and s d Campbells 
home lott to the aforesaid pond Done at London-Derry 

Dec br y e 24 th 1723 pr 

David Cargill 

John Macmurphy 
Com tte 

Eecorded this 12 th of February 1730/31 pr John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk. 



268 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At ameeting of the proprietors & freeholders of London- 
derry January y e 18 th 1730/31 the Eeturn of the aforesaid 
Record was Eead & approv'd of for the s d Campbell's use & 
his heirs for Ever as a Good Inheritance in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry September y e 29 th 1730 
Then laid out to Randle Alexander two hundred and Sev- 
enty three acres of land which is in full for twenty three acres 
of mendment land, and twenty acres of adition land, which 
land lieth on the East of Beaver Brook & is bounded on the 
nor west by a Stake and Stones, which is the South west an- 
gle of Robert Wear's land, thence runing south East, Eighty 
Rhods by marked trees, to a pine tree marked R: W: and 
bounding on said Wears land, thence runing south west one 
hundred and Seventy three Rhods by marked trees to a Stake 
& Stones, and bounding on John Gregg's land thence run- 
ing South East Eighty Rhods by marked trees to aStake & 
Stones & bounding on Said Greggs land, thence runing South 
west fourty four Rhods by marked trees to a Stake & Stones, 
Standing on Wiggwam meadow bounds, thence bounding on 
the westerly Side of said meadow bounds, to a Stake & Stones 
Standing by said brook, thence bounding on s d Brook and 
meadow bounds to the bounds first mentioned, note that their 
is Eight acres of land in said bounds, Reserved for a High 
way to the town, also note that their is two acres of land 
Reserved to the town for the Benefit of Benjamin Willson's 
mill 

John Wallace 
James Rodgers 

John Archibald 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 12 th of February 1730/31 pr John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

At ameeting of the proprietors and freeholders of London- 
derry January y e 18 th 1730 the Return of the aforesaid Rec- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 269 

ord was Bead & approved of for the s d persons proper use & 
his heirs for Ever as a Good Inheritance in fee 

attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry Nov br y e 13 th 1728 
Then laid ont to William Eayers two hundred acres of 
Land lying at Mouse hill, which is in full for twenty Eight 
acres of mendment land that his home lott wanted and one" 
acre & three Quarters of high way land and twenty acres of 
addition which land is bounded as followeth (viz) begining 
at a White oak tree Marked which is David Dickey's nor East 
Corner from thence bounding in part on s d David Dickeys 
land South west two hundred Ehods to a Stake & Stones, 
from thence runing nor west one hundred & Sixty Ehods to a 
Stake & Stones which is the Corner of David Bogles land, 
thence bounding on Said bogle's land nor East two hundred 
& twenty Six Ehods to a Stake & Stones, thence bounding 
upon the fourteen acre meadow bounds to the bounds first 
Mentioned, note that their is land allowed for a high way 
in S d tract of land when the town Shall Call for said high way 

Com ttee 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Eodgers 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 12 th of February 1730/31 pr John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

At ameeting of the proprietors & freeholders of London- 
derry January y e 18 th 1730/31 the Eeturn of the aforesaid 
Eecord was read & approved of for the said persons proper 
use & his heirs for Ever as a Good Inheritance in fee 

Attests pr John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry January y e 7 th 1730/31 
Then laid out to James Gregg Benjamin Kidder & Hendry 
Green's propriety one hundred & Seventy five acres of land 



270 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

which is in full for fourty acres of Good land which land 
lieth north of John Goffe's land at Beare Meadow, Said land 
is bounded on the South by a Eock thence runing West two 
hundred & ten Ehods to a pitch pine tree marked J: P: 
and bounding on Said Goffe's land thence runing north one 
hundred & Eighteen Ehods by marked trees to a White oak 
tree marked and bounding upon the Common land, thence 
riming East by marked trees to apine tree marked and bound- 
ing on the Common land thence runing South to the bounds 
first mentioned note that their is seven acres of Land Ee- 
served for a High Way to the town also note that all the laid 
out meadow's in said bounds is Eeserved to their owners 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Eodgers 

Com ttee 

Recorded, this 12 th of February 1730/31 pr John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

at ameeting of the proprietors & freeholders of London- 
derry January y e 18 th 1730 the Eeturn of the aforesaid Eec- 
ord was Bead and approv'd of for the afores d persons use & 
their heirs for Ever as aGood Inheritance in fee 

attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry January y e 8 th 1730/31 
, Then laid out to John Bell fourty acres of Land which is 
in full for Eight acres of Good land Said land lying West of 
Charles Mac Cay's land, and is bounded as followeth Begin- 
ing at a Stake & Stones, thence runing East nor East one 
hundred & fifty Ehods by marked trees to a Stake & Stones 
& bounding on said Mac Cay's land, thence runing nor West 
Sixty Ehods to a Eeed oak tree marked & bounding on s d 
Bells land, thence bounding Southerly on the Sprusse Swamp 
to astake & stones, standing on the line of John Craige's land 
thence runing south south East to the bounds first mentioned 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 271 

note that their is five acres of land in S d bounds Eeserved for 

a High way to the town 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Eodgers 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 12 th of February 1730/31 p r John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry January y e 8 th 1730/31 
Then laid out to John Bell fourty Six acres of land which 
is in full for twelve acres of Good land Said land lying south- 
erly of the Sprusse Swamp and is bounded on the south by 
awhite oak tree marked J: B thence runing north and be 
west two hundred and ten Bhods by marked trees to a pitch 
pine tree marked J: B and bounding upon the laid out Sec- 
ond Division land, thence runing East & be nor fourty Ehods 
by marked trees to apitch pine tree marked and bounding 
upon the Common land, thence runing south & be East by 
marked trees to a maple tree marked & bounding upon the 
Common land thence bounding on the afores d Swamp & 
meadow bounds to the bounds first mentioned, note that their 
is three acres of land in said bounds Eeserved for a High way 
to the town 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Eodgers 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 12 th of February 1730/31 pr John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the proprietors and freeholders of the town 
of London Derry January y e 18 th the Betum's of the afore- 
said Eecords was Eead and approved of for the S d Jo 11 Bells 
use and his heirs for Ever as a Good and perfect Inheritance 
in fee 

attests pr John Mac murphy Town Clerk 



272 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

By virtue of a vote pass'd at aproprietors meeting held at 
Londonderry meetinghouse april y e 15 th 1728 Concerning 
want of home steads High way lands mendments & addition 
land which vote was afterwards Confirmed by the Generall 
Assembly at Portsmouth May y e 23 d 1728 

Purshewant to Said vote their is laid out to James Ligget 
and his heirs for Ever Seventy acres of Land in Consideration 
of Seven acres & an half of mendment land & ten acres of 
addition land which land was laid out to the one half of that 
Lott that did originally belong to Coll u Shadrick Walton 
which land lieth Joyning upon Jeremiah Osgoods Farm Tho s 
Callwells land William Adams land Chester line & the Com- 
mons, and is bounded upon the South East Corner with apitch 
pine tree marked Standing upon the line of Osgoods farm or 
land, thence runing West nor West two hundred & Eighty 
Ehods and partly Bounding upon Osgoods farm and partly 
upon the Common's unto a pitch pine tree marked, thence 
runing nor East one hundred and twenty Bhods by marked 
trees, to a White oak tree marked J: L and Standing upon 
Chester line, thence runing East South East fourty Rhods 
upon Chester line to a White oak tree marked with the let- 
ters J: L: thence runing South one hundred and twenty 
Rhods to a pitch pine tree marked with the letters J: L and 
bounding partly upon William Adams land & partly upon 
Tho s Callwell's land thence runing East South East by 
marked trees one hundred & fourty Rhods to a Reed oak tree 
marked and bounding upon the Commons, thence Runing 
South South west to the pitch pine tree first mentioned 
Note that their is three acres of land Reserved for a High way 
to the town when they Shall Call for said High and lay it out, 

John Wallace 
James Rodgers 
John Archibald 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 12 th of February 1730/31 pr John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 273 

at a meeting of the proprietors & freeholders of London- 
derry January y e 18 th 1730/31 the Return of the aforesaid 
Record was Eead & approved of for the said Liggetts proper 
use & his heirs for Ever as a Good Inheritance in fee 

attests pr John Maemurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry Dee br y e 4 th 1730 
Then laid out to Thomas Willson thirty five acres of Land 
which is in full for Seven acres of mendment land, Said land 
being originaly James Greggs and lieth at the fourteen acre 
meadow, and is bounded on the Said meadow bound by a 
White oak tree marked, Standing by the aforesaid meadow 
bounds which is the Southerly angle of James and John Doaks 
Second Division thence runing East nor East one hundred & 
fourty four Rhods by marked trees to astake and Stones, and 
bounding upon said Doaks land, thence runing South South 
East Eliven Rhods by marked trees to aStake and Stones 
and bounding upon the Second Division lands, thence runing 
South west by marked trees to the Brook one hundred & fifty 
four Rhods and bounding upon Christopher Eayers land, 
thence bounding up the Brook and meadow bounds to the 
bounds first mentioned note that their is one acre & half in 
Said bounds Reserved for a High way to the town 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Commitee 
Recorded this 19 th of May 1731. pr John Mac Murphy 
Town Clerk. 

At ameeting of the proprietors freeholders & Inhabitants 
of the town of Londonderry March -f 5 th 1731 the Return 
of Said Record was Read & approved of for the aforesaid 
Tho s Willsons proper use and his heirs for Ever as a Good In- 
heritance in fee 

attests pr John Maemurphy T: Clerk 



274 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry July y e 17 th 1723 
Then laid out to the Honourable Richard Wiberd Esq 1 
one acre of meadow be it more or less, which lot of meadow 
is bounded by Stakes on Coll u Mark Hunking's Esq r,s meadow, 
and so bounding upwards, to Stakes which bounds Sam 11 Pen- 
hallow Esq r7s meadow and by the upland at Each End, and 
to a Rock in the north Creek of the meadow, which meadow 
lies in the Broad meadow, 

David Cargill 
John Mitchell 
John Bell 
Allen Anderson 

Committee 
Recorded this 24 th of June 1731 pr John Macmurphy Town 
Clerk 

Londonderry agust 1726 
Then laid out to the Honourable Richard Wiberd Esq r one 
acre of meadow be it more or less which lieth in flat Rock 
meadow, down to stakes which bounds, Coll u Thomas West- 
brook Esq r?s meadow 

Also three Quarters of an acre of meadow be it more or 
less, which lieth in the aforesaid meadow at flat Rock, and is 
bounded by Stakes Betwen the meadows of Col 11 Tho s Peckar 
Esq r & M r Mac Gregore 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
John Mitchell 
Allen Anderson 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 24 th of June 1731 pr John Macmurphy Town 
Clerk 

Londonderry July 1723 

Then laid out to Cap* David Cargill two acres & three 

Quarters of meadow be it more or less one part of which lieth 

on the West of Beaver Brook at the upper End of the pine 

Island and is bounded by Stakes Betwen the Meadow of 



EAELY RECORDS OP LONDONDERRY. 275 

Thomas Stiel & David Craig haveing Liberty to Run his fence 
Straight a Cross aneck of upland on the west Side of the 
meadow and another part lying in that part Called Leverits 
meadow and is bounded by a Great reed ash Growing in a 
run, which runs Down from Archibald Stark's land and by 
Stakes upon Hugh Montgomery's Meadow, one the one side 
and the upland on the other Side and by the Stakes, Euning 
from a pitch pine on the upland, which bounds Robert Mori- 
son's meadow, bounding Round upon the upland or meadow 
bounds, to the ash tree afore mentioned, 

David Cargill 
John Mitchell 
John Bell 
Allen Anderson 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 25 th of Dec br 1731 pr John Macmurphy Town 
C]erk. 

Londonderry June y* 5 th 1726 
Then laid out to William Eayers Sen r a lot of Land in s d 
town Containing f ourty acres be the same more or less, part 
of which lieth Bounding on the lands of John Goffe & James 
Aiken Begining at the Lands of S d Aiken, thence runing 
South East by marked trees to Beaver Brook meadow bounds 
and so runing downwards on S d meadow bounds to the afore- 
said Goffe land From thence runing on S d Goffes Land nor 
west by marked trees to astake, from thence runing west 
south west to astake w c bounds Elisabeth Willsons land, from 
thence runing nor nor west to the above s d aikens land and so 
bounding Easterly on s d Aikens land to s the bounds first men- 
tioned. 

Also some part of S d Division laid out by and near the four- 
teen acre meadow and is bounded on the South East by a 
Great white oak tree Marked which bounds John Andersons 
Second Division, from thence runing nor nor west fourty 
seven Rhods to a Reed oak tree marked, from thence runing 
west South west and bounding upon the Comons to a Great 



276 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

white oak tree marked by the aforesaid meadow, & so rim- 
ing downwards upon s d meadow bounds to the afores d Ander- 
sons land, and so runing East nor East on s d Anderson's land 
to the Bounds first mentioned Note that their is land laid 
out & allow' d to Each place, for one Eoad four Ehods wide 
when the town sees Cause to lay them out 

David Cargill 
John Macmurphy 
William Aiken 

Com ttee 
Eecorded this 28 th of Dec br 1731 pr John Macmurphy Town 
Clerk. 

At aproprietors meeting held at Londonderry Dec br y e 20 th 
1731. the Eeturn of the aforesaid Eecord was read & appro v'd 
of, for the use of the aforesaid Will m Eayers & his Heirs for 
Ever 

attests p r John Mac murphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry March 1722 
Then laid out to John Macneall fourty acres of Land be it 
more or less, which is the Second Division of aright he Holds 
in said town, which lot lieth on the plains below the four- 
ten acre meadow and by the fourteen acre meadow Brook 
above Swords point Meadow Bounded on y 6 most Southerly 
Corner by a pitch pine tree marked from thence runing nor 
west one Hundred Ehods to apitch pine tree marked, from 
thence runing nor East one Hundred and Sixty Ehods and 
bounding upon James Clerks Second Division to astake, from 
thence runing South East one Hundred Ehods, and bound- 
ing on Givens land, and Edward Procters land, to an Elm tree 
marked from thence runing South west by marked trees one 
Hundred & Sixty Ehods bounding on the town Commons to 

the Bounds first mentioned N° 43 

David Cargill 
John Macmurphy 
Com ttee 
Eecorded this 28 th of Dec br 1731. p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 277 

At a proprietors meeting Held at Londonderry Dec br y e 20 th 
1731. the Eeturn of the aforesaid Eecord was Bead & approved 
of, for the use of the aforesaid John Macneall, & his heirs for 
Ever. 

attests p r John Mac murphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry March y e 8 th 1730/31 
Then laid out to Samuel Eenkine four acres and an half of 
Land which is in full for one acre of Good Land, which land 
was originally Sam 11 Penhallow's Eight in s d town, said land 
lying at the ten acre meadow and is bounded on the west, 
by a Stake & stones standing on the afores d meadow Bounds, 
thence runing South South East by marked trees to a Stake 
& Stones, standing on the Bounds of David morisons meadow 
bounds, & Standing on s d Morisons Second Division, thence 
bounding on the meadow bounds and Brook up s d meadow 
to the bounds first mentioned; Note that their is one Quarter 
of an acre of land in s d Bounds Eeserved for a High way to 
the town 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Eodgers 

Com ttee 
Eecorded this 28 th of Dec br 1731 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At aProprietors meeting held at Londonderry by adjurn- 
ment the last munday of agust 1731 the Eeturn of the afore- 
said Eecord was Eead & approved of, for the aforesaid Een- 
kines & his heirs for Ever. 

attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry March y 9 30 th 1731 
Then laid out to Daniel Anderson f ourty Six acres of Land 
which was originally Henry Greens Eight in said town, which 
is in full for Eight acres of Good Land, Begining at a Stake & 
Stones which is the Westerly angle of John Moor's Mendment 
Land, thence Euning South to John Dinsmoor's Land thence 



278 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Euning South West & be South, one Hundred Ehods, to a 
Stake & Stones and Bounding on S d Dinsmoor's Land, thence 
Euning Westerly to the Eighteen acre meadow Bounds, & 
Bounding on James Moor's land, & William Humphra's 
Meadow, thence Bounding on the Eighteen acre meadow 
bounds to a Stake & Stones, thence Euning East to the 
Bounds first mentioned & Bounding on John Archibald's Sec- 
ond Division, Note that their is three acres of Land in Said 
Bounds Eeserved for a High way to the town 

John Wallace 
James Eodgers 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 9 th of January 1731/32 p r John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

At a Proprietors meeting held at Londonderry by adjurne- 
ment the last Muriday of agust 1731: the Eeturn of the afore- 
said Eecord was read & approved of, for the aforesaid Ander- 
son & his heirs for Ever 

attests pr John Macmurphy T. Clerk 

Londonderry March 1722. 
Then laid out to Eobert Morison fourty nine acres of Land 
be it more or less, as it is Butted & Bounded being the Sec- 
ond Division of aright he holds in Said town, and nine acres 
that he wants of the measure of his home Lott, s d land lying 
Betwen Will m Gillmores land & Will m Thompson's land, and 
is bounded on the nor West by a Stake, from thence runing 
East about two Hundred & fourty Ehods & Bounding on Said 
Thompson land to a stake from thence runing South about 
thirty Six Ehods to a stake & stones, from thence runing 
west about two Hundred & fourty Ehods, & bounding on S d 
Thompson's land to a Stake & Stones, from thence Euning 
northerly to the Bounds first mentioned 

David Cargill 
John Macmurphy 
Will m Aiken 

Com" 66 
Eecorded this 9 th of January 1731/32 pr John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 






EAELY RECORDS OF, LONDONDERRY. 279 

At aproprietors Meeting Held at Londonderry by adjurne- 
ment the last Munday of agust 1731. the Return or transcript 
of the afores d Record was Read & approved of, for y e afores d 
Morison & his heirs for Ever. 

attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clrk 

By virtue of a vote pass'd at a proprietors meeting held at 
LondonDerry meetinghouse april y e 15 th 1728: which vote 
was afterwards Confirmed by y e Generall Assembly at ports- 
mouth May y e 23 d 1728. as may more at Large appear by Rec- 
ords for said End &c 

Purshewant to said vote their is laid out to Will m & Thomas 
Callwell Sixty two acres of Land in Consideration or as an 
Equivalent of Eight acres & an half & thirteen Rhods of 
amendment & want of home Lott land, and Six acres & an 
half & thirteen Rhods of Adition land, w c mendment want of 
Home stead & adition land did originally belong to James 
Leslies Right in S d town, S d land lying westerly of James 
Leslie's own mendment & adition Land s , Begining at a Black 
ash tree marked T: C which is the south west angle of S d 
Leslie's land, thence runing nor East one Hundred & Eight 
Rhods by marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked and 
Bounding on S d Leslies land, thence runing west nor west 
fifty four Rhods to a Stake & Stones and bounding on Ches- 
ter line, thence runing South west by marked trees to a Stake 
& Stones, & Bounding upon the Comon Lands, thence run- 
ing East South East to the Bounds first mentioned; Note 
that their is two acres of Land in S d Bounds Reserved for a 
High way when they Call for it 

John Archibald 
James Rodgers 
John Wallace 

Com" 66 
Recorded this 9 th of January 1731/32 p r John Mac murphy 
Town Clerk. 

there being a mistake in s d Return it is Rectified in the first 
Book of the Proprietors in whole page 9 as witness my hand 

Moses Barnett 



280 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry by adjurne- 
ment the last Munday of agust 1731. the Eeturn of the afore- 
said Eecord was Eead and approved of for the afores d Call- 
well's & their Heirs for Ever 

attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

By virtue of a vote pass'd at a proprietors Meeting held at 
Londonderry meeting house april y e 15 th 1728 which vote was 
afterwards Confirmed by the Generall assemby at portsmouth 
May y e 23 d 1728, as may more at Large appear by records for 
s d End &c c 

Londonderry June y 6 22^ 1731. 
Purshewant to S d vote their is laid out to y e Eev d M r Sam- 
uel Philips John Mac murphy & Alex r Macmurphy one Hun- 
dred & five acres of Land Lying Joyning upon Chester line, 
Hugh Willson's Land James Liggetts land Benj n Willson's 
land & Tho 8 Cochran's land, which land is laid out to the 
aforesaid persons in Consideration of Lands after mentioned 
(viz) three acres and an half that the Half Lot that M r 
Philips Bought of John Goffe wants of home stead, four acres 
of mendment land, that was allowed to the nine acres of 
home Lott, that John Macmurphy has laid out with his Sec- 
ond Division, and nine acres of adition that Alex r Macmurphy 
wanted & Eemaind not laid out untill now, which land is 
Butted & Bounded as followeth Begining at a Stake & 
Stones which is the Corner Bounds of Hugh Willson's & Eob- 
ert Willson's land, thence Euning nor nor East two hundred 
& twenty Ehods by marked trees to a Eeed oak tree marked 
from thence runing East South East one Hundred & Six 
Ehods by marked trees to a Stake & Stones & Bounding upon 
Chester line, from thence runing South west one Hundred 
& ten Ehods, to a pine tree marked & Bounding upon James 
Liggetts land, thence runing South South west to a Stake & 
stones standing upon the line of Benj n Willson's land thence 
runing westerly to Thomas Cochran's Corner Bounds, to apine 
tree marked, thence runing to the Bounds first mentioned, 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 281 

Note that their is five acres of Land in Said bounds Keseryed 

for a High way a Cross Said land 

John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Q om ttee 

Eecorded this 20 th of January 1731/32 p r John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

At a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry by adjurne- 
ment the last Wensday of agust 1731. the Return of the afore- 
said Record was Read and approv'd of, for the aforesaid per- 
sons & their Heirs for Ever 

attests p r John Mac murphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry January y e 1 st 1730/31 
Then laid out to one of the Rev d M r James Macgregores 
Second divisions which is N° 27. Six acres of Wood Land or 
so much as we think or Judge will make up six acres of Good 
wood land, which the Com ttee that laid out the second Divi- 
sions ordered & Determin'd to be laid out to s d Division to 
suply it with wood, as by record of s d second Division may 
plainly appear in the first Book of Records for Londonderry 
page 163 164 which land is Butted & Bounded as followeth 
Begining at astake and stones, thence runing nor nor west 
fourty Rhods to a pitch pine tree marked and bounding on 
the Second Division Land, thence runing south west by 
marked trees about ten Rhods to astake & stones, thence 
runing nor and be west Eighty Rhods by marked trees to a 
pitch pine tree marked and bounding upon Jesse Criste/s 
land, thence runing East & be nor fourty Eight Rhods by 
marked trees to an ash tree marked and bounding upon the 
Land that John Duncan lives upon, thence runing nor and be 
west sixty Rhods by marked trees to astake & Stones, thence 
runing nor East thirty rhods to a stake & stones, thence run- 
ing south south East by marked trees to a Stake & Stones, 
till it come to the afores d M* Maegregors land, thence runing 
south west to the Bounds first mentioned Note that their 



282 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

is three acres and an half of Land in s d Bounds Reserved for 

High ways to the town. 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 

Recorded this of 1731 p r John Macmurphy Town 

Clerk 

At aproprietors meeting held by adjurnment the last Mun- 
day of agust 1731, the return of the afores d Record was Read 
and approved of for the Ends aforesaid, to the afores d Second 
Division, which land is now in the possession of John Craig 

Attests Jo n Macmurphy Clerk 

Londonderry agust 1726 
Then laid out to Thomas Peckar Esq r one acre & an half of 
meadow be it more or less which meadow lieth In flat Rock 
meadow and is bounded at the upper End by Stakes w c 
bounds M r Jaffrey's meadow and downwards to Stakes which 
bounds Cap* Wiberds meadow. 

David Cargill 
John Mitchell 
John Bell 
Allen Anderson 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 6 th of agust 1732 pr John Mac murphy Town 
Clerk. 

Londonderry July y e 17 th 1723 
Laid out to Thomas Packar Esq r one acre of meadow be it 
more or less which lot is bounded by Stakes on Archibald 
Macpheadris meadow or lot and upwards on the upland to a 
Beaver Dam. 

David Cargill 
John Mitchell 
John Bell 
Allen Anderson 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 21 st of February 1732/33 p r John Mac mur- 
phy Town Clerk. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 283 

Londonderry July 1727 
Then laid out to Thomas Packar Esq r one quarter of an 
acre of meadow be it more or less which lieth on Hittittey 
Brook from the Foord way down to Stakes which Bounds 
Cap* Macpheatris meadow 

David Cargill 
John Mitchell 
John Bell 
Allen Anderson 

Q om ttee 

Eecorded this 21 st of February 1732/3 
p r John Mac Murphy Town Clerk: 

Londonderry July y e 1 st 1728. 
Then laid out to Will m Eayers and John Mac Murphy three 
peaces of meadow, which goes by the name of peny purse 
meadow and Comprehends all the meadow which is in the 
aforesaid peaces with their Bounds Down to a Beaver dam 
which three peaces of meadow was allowed to Said Eayers & 
Mac Murphy as an amendment to both their Meadows that 
Belongs to their propriety, & is to be divided into two Equall 
Shares in Quantity & Quality. 

David Cargill 

Samuel Graves 
John Bell 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 21 st of February 1722/3 p r John Mac Mur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry July y e 1 st 1728. 
Then laid out to John & Alexander Macneall a peace of 
meadow lying westerly of Beaver Brook, lying in or about 
half amile from Stone Dam and Comprehends all the meadow 
in said place, it being laid out to them as an amendment to 
their meadows, and is bounded by the upland and is to be 
Divided into two Equal Shares in Quantity & Quality. 

John Bell 
David Cargill 

Com ttee 
Eecorded this 21 st of February 1732/3 p r John Mac Murphy 
Town Clerk 



284 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry July -f 1 st 1728 
Then laid out to Robert Morison James Rodgers & James 
Gillmore a peace of meadow lying upon litle Masapesek Brook 
and also along the foot of said litle Masapesek pond and Com- 
prehends all the meadow in said place and is Bounded round 
by the upland which peace of meadow is to be divided in three 
Equall Shares in Quantity and Quality. 

John Bell 
David Cargill 

Q om ttee 

Londonderry June y 6 26 1729 
Then laid out to John Moore one Hundred and thirty 
Seven acres of Land w c is in full for thirty four acres of 
mendment land, and twenty acres of adition land Said land 
lying at the South End of his own Home lot which land is 
bounded as followeth, Begining at a White oak tree marked 
Standing on the Bounds of Ezekiel's pond, from thence 
runing north twenty Rhods by marked trees, to a Rock and 
Bounding on the Comon land, from thence runing west fifty 
Eight Rhods by marked trees to a Stake and Stones and 
bounding partly on his own home lot and partly on John 
Archibalds Home lott from thence runing south by marked 
trees to aStake and Stones and bounding on the Comon land 
from thence Runing South East, by marked trees to a Stake & 
Stones, thence runing South by marked trees to a Small reed 
oak tree marked J: M: and Bounding on the Comon land 
from thence runing East one Hundred and twenty four Rhods 
by marked trees to a reed oak tree marked J: M: and bound- 
ing on the Common land, from thence runing north Sixty 
Eight Rhods, by marked trees, to a Reed oak tree marked and 
bounding on James Willson's land, from thence runing East 
four Rhods to a White oak tree marked, which is the South 
west angle of Said Willson's land or Home lot from thence 
runing north by marked trees to the above said pond Reserv- 
ing three Quarters of an acre and ten Rhods of Land to 
James Willson Joyning Said Willsons Home lott and said 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 285 

pond, from thence Bounding on said pond to the Bounds first 
mentioned, note that their is Six acres of Land in Said 
Bounds Eeserved to the town for a High Way when they Shall 
Call for Said High way & lay it out also note that all laid out 
meadows is Eeserved to their owners also one acre of land to 
said pond. 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 14 th Day of April 1733 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

At a meeting of the Proprietors & Inhabitants of London- 
derry upon Saterday y e 25 th of March 1732 the foregoing re- 
turn was read & approv'd of for the aforesaid Jo n Moore & his 
Heirs for Ever 

attests' John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry June y e 11 th 1733 
Then laid out to George and Thomas Clerk an addition of 
meadow lying in the meadow Commonly Called Goldens 
Meadow, Butted and Bounded as followeth (viz) Begining at 
a pitch pine tree marked J: R: on the westerly Side of Said 
meadow, and is the bound tree betwen a peace of meadow 
laid out James mac-Glauchlan and ISTehemiah Giffen thence 
runing Easterly Cross Said meadow to a White pine tree 
marked thence runing Southerly to apitch pine tree marked 
R: thence runing westerly to apitch pine tree Standing on 
the West Side of Said meadow thence runing northerly to 
the pitch pine tree first mentioned. 

John Mitchell 
John Bell 
Allen Anderson 

Com ttee 
Recorded this y e 30 th of June 1733 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 



286 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry June y e 11 th 1733 
Then laid out to Cap 1 David Cargill for his two Servants 
(viz) Will m Nutt and Kobert Miller an adition of meadow ly- 
ing in Goldens meadow so Called, begining at a Croched 
pitch pine tree marked J: B: bounding on James Nickels 
meadow thence runing Easterly a Cross said meadow thence 
runing Southerly a Cross said meadow bounds to a pitch pine 
tree marked J: K: thence Euning a Cross Said meadow wes- 
terly to a pitch pine tree marked, thence runing northerly to 
the pitch pine tree first mentioned. 

John Mitchell 
John Bell 
Allen Anderson 

Com ttee 
Eecorded this 30 th of June 1733 p r John Macmurphy Town 
Clerk 

Londonderry June f 14 th 1732 
Then laid out to Samuel Penhallow Esq r Eighteen acres of 
Land which is in full for four acres and three Quarters of 
his amendment Lands, Said land lying Joyning Some of his 
own land that lies to the Westard of Will m Aikens Second Di- 
vision and is Butted and Bounded as followeth, Begining at 
a Stake & Stones Standing near the twelve acre meadow 
Brook, thence runing nor west, ninety Ehods to a pitch pine 
tree marked and bounding on Will m Aikens second Division, 
thence Euning Easterly fourty Ehods to the pond Comonly 
Called Wallace pond and bounding on his own land, thence 
bounding on the aforesaid pond, to the brook that Comes 
out of said pond, thence bounding on 6 d Brook to the laid out 
meadow, thence bounding on the laid out meadow bounds to 
the aforesaid brook, thence bounding on s d brook to the laid 
out meadow, thence bounding on the meadow bounds and the 
twelve acre brook to the bounds first mentioned, note that 
their one acre of land in said bounds Eeserved for a High 

way to the town 

John Wallace 

John Archibald 

Com ttee 
Eecorded this 13 th of July 1733, p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 287 

At an, adjournment of a proprietory meeting in London- 
derry March y e 22 nd 1732/3 the aforesaid Eeturn Bead & ap- 
proved of for the aforesaid Penhallow's and his heirs for Ever, 
attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry July y e 14 th 1733 
Laid out to John Givens lott a peace of meadow lying upon 
the Westerly Side of the fourteen acre brook bounding all 
round upon the upland 

John Bell 
John Mitchell 
Allen Anderson 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 3 d of Agust 1733 p r John Macmurphy Town 
Clerk 

Londonderry July y e 17 th 1723 

Then laid out to George Jaffrey, Esq r one acre of meadow 
be it more or less lying in that meadow Known by the Broad 
meadow, and is Bounded on the Easterly Side by a Stake near 
the upland, thence runing Southerly a Cross the meadow by 
stakes and Bounding upon M r Eichard Waldron's meadow, 
thence runing Westerly by the upland to Stakes w c Bounds 
Coll u Mark Hunking's meadow, thence runing northerly by 
the Side of the aforesaid Coll u Hunkings meadow to the up- 
land by Stakes, thence runing Easterly by the meadow bounds 
to the Stake first mentioned 

John Mitchell 
Allen Anderson 

John Bell 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 8 th of agust 1733 p r John Macmurphy Town 
Clerk 

Londonderry June y e 15 th 1732 

Then laid out to Sam u Penhallow Esq 1 nine acres of Land 

which is in full for three acres and one Quarter of a mend- 

ment land, which land Lieth to the South west angle of John 

Senters home lott, and is bounded as followeth Begining at a 



288 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Dry pine tree marked and runing South East Eighty Rhods 
and Bounding on Said Senters home Lott, thence runing 
South west thirty Six Rhods by marked trees to a Stake & 
Stones and Bounding on Robert Mac Keens land or home lott 
thence runing nor west and be nor by marked trees to the 
Bounds first mentioned, note that their is half an acre of 
land in Said bounds Reserved for a High way to the town 

James Rodger s 
John Archibald 
John Wallace 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 16 tth Day of agust 1733. p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

At a Proprietors meeting held by adjurnment upon thurs- 
day y e 22 ed of March 1732/3 the Return of the aforesaid Rec- 
ord was Read and approved of, for the aforesaid Sam 11 Pen- 
hallow & his heirs for Ever 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town & proprietors Clerk 

Londonderry Nov br y e 2^ 1733. 
Whereas their was a, tract of meadow laid out by the Com ttee 
appointed for the prudentiall management of the town affairs 
in the year one thousand Seven hundred and twenty two, 
which afterwards was Confirm' d to the heirs of Gov r Went- 
worth March y e fifth one thousand Seven Hundred & thirty 
two (three), and we the Subscribers being Chosen and ap- 
pointed by the proprietors for Giveing transcripts of meadows 
allready laid out, at a proprietors meeting held at London- 
derry June the Seventh one thousand Seven Hundred & thirty 
three, have bounded the aforesaid tract of meadow to the 
Heirs of the Said Gov 1 " Wentworth lying Southerly of the 
Bridge Commonlly Called Leverits Bridge, Butted and 
Bounded as followeth, Begining at a Great rock in the 
meadow upon the line betwen said meadow, and meadow laid 
out to Hugh Muntgomery, thence runing Easterly from said 
rock to the meadow bounds, thence runing allong by land laid 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 289 

out to Will m Nickels and a Cross a Small neck of meadow up 
allong by the side of s d Mckels land, to a White oak tree 
marked with the Letters M: T: thence a Cross the upper part 
of the said meadow South-westerly to a pitch pine tree 
marked, thence runing westerly to a maple tree marked thence 
runing westerly to a White pine tree marked, thence runing 
norwesterly by the meadow bounds Joyning upon Tho s Stiel's 
land to the meadow bounds, thence runing Easterly from said 
meadow bounds to the great rock first mentioned. 

Allen Anderson. 

John Mitchell. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 15 th Day of Jaunary 1733/4 p r John Mac- 
murphy Town Clerk. 

By virtue of a vote pass'd at a Proprietors meeting held at 
Londonderry meeting house april y e 15 th 1728. which vote was 
afterwards Confirmed by the Generall assembly at Portsmouth 
May y e 23 d 1728. &c 

Purshewant to Said vote their is laid out to Benjamin Kid- 
der's home lott Seventy five acres of Land in Quantity, in lew 
of twenty four acres of his home lott that it wanted of the 
measure, which home lott James Callwell now lives upon, 
which land is laid out by or near rattle Snaik meadow so 
Called and is butted & bounded as followeth (viz) Begining 
at the norwest Corner at a pitch pine tree marked P: D: 
thence runing South South west one Hundred & twenty 
Rhods and Bounding on the Comon land, thence runing nor 
west by marked trees about Sixty Rhods and Bounding upon 
Benjamin & John Willson's land, to the Corner of Thomas 
Cochran's land, to a pitch pine tree marked P: D: thence 
runing nor west and be west, to a Stake which is the Corner 
of John Macmurphy's land, thence runing nor nor East bound- 
ing on Said Macmurphy's land to a pitch pine tree marked 
P: D: which is the Corner of James Liggett's land, thence 
runing East South East one Hundred Rhods by marked trees 
and Bounding on said Liggett's land to the Bounds first men- 



290 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

tioned, note that their is two acres of Land in Said Bounds 
reserved for a High way to the town when they See Cause to 
lay it out. 

John Archibald 
John Wallace 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 17 th of January 1733/4 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

At a Generall town meeting of the proprietors Freehold- 
ers & Inhabitants of Londonderry at their meetinghouse upon 
Munday y e 6 th of March 1731/2 the transcript of the afore- 
said Record was Read and approVd of for the S d Kidder or 
his heirs for Ever 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry October y e 23 d 1728 
Then laid out to Samuel Allison Eighty acres of land which 
is in full Satisfaction for his amendment land and his twenty 
acre addition which land lyieth Southeasterly of Cobals Pond, 
and is bounded on the west by a maple tree Standing on the 
Bank of the Said pond, from thence runing nor Easterly 
thirty nine rhods to a Stake bounding on Said pond, from 
thence runing South East and Bounding on John Barr's land 
to a Reed oak tree marked Standing near policiy pond from 
thence runing Southwesterly on policiy pond to a Stake, 
which is the East angle of John Anderson's land, and Stands 
on aline run South East bounding on Said Anderson's land, 
from the Bounds first mentioned, their being land allow'd 
within Said bounds for two Roads a Cross Said land not Ex- 
ceeding Six Rhods wide for Both, where the town thinks fitt 

to lay out Said Roads 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
John Mitchell 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 21 st Day of January 1733/4 p r John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 291 

At a meeting of the proprietors and Inhabitants of London- 
derry March y e 25 th 1732. the transcript or return of the 
aforesaid record was read & approv'd of, for the aforesaid 
Samuel Allison's and his heirs for Ever. 

attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry Nov br y e 11 th 1728 
Then laid out to John Barnat Jun r Fifty Six acres of land 
which is in full Satisfaction for his amendment land and 
twenty acre adition Said lot lying South East of Cobats pond, 
and is bounded on the west by a white oak tree marked, from 
thence riming South East and Bounding on William Nickel- 
sess land three hundred and Sixty Khods to a Stake from 
thence runing nor East twenty five Ehods to a Stake, from 
thence runing nor west and Bounding on Archibald Clandi- 
nen's land to the above said pond, to a white pine tree 
marked, from thence runing Southwesterly on Said pond to 
the Bounds first mentioned, note that their is land allow' d 
within Said Bounds for two Cross Roads not Exceeding Six 
Ehods wide. 

John Wallace. 

John Mitchell. 

John Archibald. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 21 st Day of January 1733/4 p r John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk 

At a meeting of the proprietors and Inhabitants of Lon- 
donderry March y e 25 th 1732 the transcript or return of the 
aforesaid record was read and approved of for the aforesaid 
John Barnat Jun r & his heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry 

Then laid out to Samuel Moore's Right one hundred and 

twenty Six acres of Land which is in full for Sixteen acres of 

mendment land and ten acres of adition land, said land lying 

to the South of William Cochran's mendment land in Can- 



292 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS.' 

nada, the above said land bounded on the South East angle 
of s d Cochrans land to a pine tree marked, thence runing west 
nor west, two hundred and twenty four Rhods by marked trees 
to a Stake & Stones, and bounding on Said Cochran's land, 
thence runing South by marked trees, to a Stake and Stones 
and bounding on the Common land, thence runing East & be 
South by marked trees and bounding on the Common land, 
thence runing north, seventy four Ehods by marked trees to 
the bounds first mentioned and bounding on the Common 
land note their is Six acres and an half of land in said bounds, 
Reserved for a High way to the town. 

John Wallace. 
;-.-, John Archibald. 

;■ James Rodgers. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 22^ Day of January 1733/4 p r John Mac- 
murphy Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the proprietors and Inhabitants of Lon- 
donderry March y e 25 th 1732. the transcript or return of the 
aforesaid record was read and approv'd of for the aforesaid 
Sam 11 Moore and his heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Sept r y e 5 th 1730 
Then laid out to Mary Willson Eighty acres of land which 
is in full for her part of mendment land and five acres of adi- 
tion land which land lieth north of James Clerks mendment 
land, Said land bounded as followeth begining at a Stake and 
Stones Standing near Cowhide meadow, thence runing South 
west & be west 140 Rhods by marked trees to a Small popular 
Standing upon the line of James Clerks mendment, thence 
runing South East by marked trees Seventy Rhods to a Heap 
of Stones, upon John Archibalds mendment line, thence run- 
ing nor East by marked trees 87 Rhods unto a Small Wallnot 
tree marked, which is the Corner bounds of John Archibalds 
mendment land, thence runing South East & be South Sixty 
Rhods to a pitch pine tree upon the Eight acre meadow 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 293 

■bounds, thence riming nor East & be East 65 Rhods to the 

north John Archibald's mendment land to apitch pine tree 

marked, thence riming nor west by marked trees to the 

bounds first mentioned, note that all the laid out meadow's 

within the said bounds is reserved to their owners, note also 

that their is Six acres of land reserve'd for high ways to the 

town when they Shall Call for it and lay it out, 

John Archibald 

James Rodgers 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 2 ed of March 1733/4 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At ameeting of the proprietors and Inhabitants of London- 
derry March y e 25 th 1732 the return or transcript of the afore- 
said Record was read and approved of, for the afores d Mary 
Willson and her heirs for Ever 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry Nov br 15 th 1732 
Then laid out to Benjamin Kidder's Right one Hundred 
and twenty acres of land which is for want of the measure of 
his home lott Said land lying to the South of the ministeriall 
mendment, which land is bounded on the nor East angle by 
a Stake and Stones, Standing on the line of James Aikens 
land, thence runing west and be nor two hundred and thirty 
Six Rhods by marked trees to a Stake and Stones and bound- 
ing on the said ministeriall mendment land thence runing 
South Eighty Rhods by marked trees to a Small white oak 
tree marked and bounding on the Common land, thence run- 
ing East and be South by marked trees to a Stake and Stones, 
and bounding on the Common land, thence runing nor and 
be west to the Bounds first mentioned note that their Six 
acres in said bounds Reserved for a High way to the town also 
note the meadow in Said bounds is reserved to the town, as 
it is bounded begining at a pine tree marked on the East of 



294 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the meadow thence riming west to the upland, thence from s d 
tree South to the upland 

John Wallace 
John Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 
Eecorded this 2 ed of March 1733/4 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At the adjurnment of a proprietors meeting at Londonderry 
march y e 22 d 1732/3 the return or transcript of the afores d 
Eecord was read and approved of, for the aforesaid Benjamin 
Kidder's use and his heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry March y e 21 st 1728/9 
Then laid out to Andrew Todd one hundred and Sixty acres 
of land which lyieth to the East of Edward Aiken's Second 
Division which land is in full for all his mendment land that 
his home lot wanted and twenty acres of adition, Said land 
bounded as followeth Begining at a Great pitch pine tree 
marked, thence runing nor and be west one hundred and Sev- 
enty Rhods by marked trees to a Stake and bounding part on 
the laid out Second Division's land and partly on the Common 
land, thence runing East & be nor one hundred Rhods by 
marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked and bounding on the 
Comon land, thence runing South and be East by marked 
trees to a pitch pine tree marked Standing by Cannada mead- 
ows Brook and bounding on the Comon land, thence bounding 
on the meadow bounds to a Stake and Stones Standing in a 
Swamp, which is the South westerly angle of Alex r Macmur- 
phy's land, thence runing South East and be East to a meadow 
and bounding on S d Macmurphy's land to a Stake and Stones, 
thence runing Southerly on the meadow bounds to a Stake 
and Stones, thence runing west and be South fifty four 
Rhods by marked trees, to a white oak tree marked and 
bounding part on the Comon land and part on the laid out 



EAKLY EECOKDS OF LONDONDERRY. 295 

Second Division land, thence riming nor and be west Seventy 
two Khods by marked trees to a Stake and Stones and bound- 
ing on the laid out Second Division land, thence runing west 
and be South by marked trees, to the Bounds first mentioned 
note that their is Eight acres in Said bounds reserved for a 
highway to the town when they Shall Call for Said high way 
and lay it out. 

John Archibald 
James Kodgers 
John Wallace 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 2 ed of March 1733/4 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry by adjurn- 
ment March y e 23 ed 1732/3 the return of the aforesaid record 
was read and approv'd of, for the aforesaid Andrew Todd's use 
and his heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry April y e 12 th 1732. 
Then laid out to Will™ Cochran one hundred and fourty 
acres of land which is in full for all the mendment land his 
home lot wanted together with two acres and an half of high 
way land that the high way takes of his home lott, and also 
twenty acres of adition land, Said land lying to the west of 
Cannada great Swamp, and is bounded on the East by a Stake 
and Stones Standing on the Edge of Said Swamp, thence run- 
ing west nor west, two hundred and twenty four Rhods by 
marked trees, to apitch pine tree marked and bounding on 
Sam 11 Moore's land thence runing South, one hundred and five 
Rhods by marked trees to a Stake and Stones and bounding on 
the Common land, thence runing East South East by marked 
trees, to a pitch pine tree marked and bounding on the 
Comon land, thence runing north by marked trees to the 
bounds first mentioned, note that their is Seven acres of land 
in Said Bounds Reserved for a Highway to the town, note that 



296 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

this is a full Beturn for all the mendment his home lot wanted 
together with what is allready upon record. 

James Rodgers 
Jo n Archibald 
Jo n Wallace 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 2 ed of March 1733/4 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry by adjurn- 
ment March y e 22 ed 1732/3 the return of the aforesaid record 
was read and approved of, the aforesaid Will™ Cochran's use 
and his heirs for Ever. 

Attest p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 11 th 1732 
Then laid out to David Cargill for his Servant Will" Nutt 
fifty acres of Land which is in full for seven acres of mend- 
ment land, and ten acres of adition land, Said land lying nor- 
ward of Dry pond, Said land bounded on the north angle by 
a pitch pine tree marked J: W: thence runing nor west and 
be west one hundred and Sixty Rhods by marked trees to a 
white burtch tree marked J: W: and bounding on the Comon 
land, thence runing South west and be South fifty Rhods by 
marked trees to a Reed Oak tree marked and bounding on the 
Comon land thence runing South East and be East one hun- 
dred and Sixty Rhods by marked trees to a Stake and Stones 
and bounding on the Comon land, thence runing nor East and 
be nor, fifty Rhods by marked trees, to the bounds first men- 
tioned note that their is two acres and an half of land in 
Said bounds reserved for a High way to the town 

John Wallace. 

James Rodgers. 

John Archibald. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 2 ed of March 1733/4 p r John macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 297 

At a meeting of the proprietors of Londonderry by adjurn- 
ment March y e 22 nd 1732/3 the return of the aforesaid record 
was read and approv'd of for the aforesaid David Cargill or 
Will m Mutt's use and their heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Maemurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Dec br y e 1722 
Laid out to the Eev d M r James MacGregore's Servant Sixty 
acres of Land which is the home lot and Second Division of 
a Half right he holds by the Charter for this town, which lott 
lieth near flatt rock road and is bounded on the nor East by a 
white oak tree marked so runing South one hundred and Sixty 
Rhods to a maple tree marked, so runing west and be south 
Sixty Rhods to a Stake, so runing north one hundred and 
Sixty Rhods to awhite oak tree marked, so runing East and be 
nor to the Bounds first mentioned. 

David Cargill 

John Maemurphy 
Com ttee 

Recorded this 2 ed of March 1733/4 p r John Maemurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the proprietors of Londonderry by adjurn- 
ment March y e 22 ed 1732/3 the return of the aforesaid rec- 
ord was read and approv'd of for the aforesaid M r James Mac- 
gregore's use for his Servant and his heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Maemurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry October y e 22 ed 1728. 
Then laid out to Will m Humphra fifty Six acres of land 
which is the amendment and twenty acres adition which his 
home lott was allowed, said land lying Southeasterly of Co- 
bats pond, bounded on the west by a Dry oak tree marked 
Standing on S d pond from thence runing South East to poli- 
cey pond, and bounding on John Stewart's land, to a Stake 
and Stones, from thence runing nor East twenty seven Rhods 
to a Stake and Stones bounding on s d policey pond, from 
thence runing nor west and bounding on John Anderson's 



298 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

land to the pond first mentioned, to awhite oak tree marked, 
from thence runing nor Easterly on the s d pond to the Bounds 
first mentioned. Note that their is land within said bounds 
for two High ways runing a Cros3 said land reserved for the 
use of the town one four Rhods wide, and the other two 
Ehods wide when they think fitt to lay them out. 

John Wallace. 

John Archibald. 

John Mitchell. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 2^ of March 1733/4 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry Sep tr y e 13 th 
1733 the return of the aforesaid record was read and approved 
of for the aforesaid Will m Humphra's use and his heirs for 
Ever 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry May y e 25 th 1733. 
Then laid out to Jonathan Tylor^s right Seventy three 
acres of land which is in full for twenty acres of a Second Di- 
vision and three acres for want of home Stead and three Quar- 
ters of an acre for High way land and ten acres of adition 
land Said land lying to the Southward of Alex r Nickels home 
lot and is bounded on the South angle by a Stake and Stones 
Standing on the upland two rhods from the Meadow, thence 
runing north ninety Eight Rhods by marked trees to a Stake 
& Stones, and bounding on James Mac Keen's land, thence 
runing East fifty four Rhods by marked trees to a Stake and 
Stones and bounding on said Tylor^s land thence runing north 
Eighty Eight Rhods by marked trees to said Nickels land or 
home lott, to a Stake and Stones, thence runing East and be 
north, thirty Eight Rhods by marked trees to a Stake and 
Stones, and bounding on Gov r Wentworth's farm, thence run- 
ing South by marked trees to the Brook and bounding on the 
Gov 1 "' 9 Farm, thence bounding on the brook and meadow to 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 299 

the bounds first mentioned, note the bounds is two rhods of 
upland from the meadow note their is four acres of land in 
s d bounds for a High way to the town. 

John Archibald. 

James Rodgers. 

John Wallace. 

Com ttee 

^Recorded this 2" 1 of March 1733/4 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry Sep tr the 
13 th 1733 the return of the aforesaid record was read and ap- 
proved of for the aforesaid Jonathan Tylor^s use and his heirs 
for Ever 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 18 th 1733 
Then laid out to David Craig four Hundred acres of land 
for Eighty acres of Good land being in full for what mend- 
ment and adition that is Coming to his lott and half lott be- 
sides what he had laid out before, as also for what highway 
land is Coming to him one the road that leads by his own 
house and likewise for what payable fences is upon his home 
lott, Said land lying in Each Side of the Brook Comonlly 
Known by the name of Things Brook Begining at a pitch 
pine tree Standing nor Easterly of John Archibalds meadow 
thence runing nor west and be west two hundred and Eighty 
Rhods by marked trees and bounding upon Comon land, from 
thence runing South west and be South two hundred and 
thirty Rhods by marked trees and bounding on the Comon 
land, thence runing South East & be East two hundred and 
Eighty Rhods by marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked 
D: C: and bounding on the Comon land, from thence run- 
ing nor East and be nor two hundred and thirty Rhods to the 
bounds first mentioned and bounding upon land in the pres- 
ent possesion of Joseph Waugh and partly on the Comon land, 
Note that the laid out meadows in said bounds is reserved to 



300 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

their owners and ten acres in said bounds for High ways to 
the town when they See Cause to lay out Said High ways. 

John Wallace. 
John Archibald. 
James Rodgers 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 2^ of March 1733/4 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

At ameeting of the proprietors Freeholders and Inhabitants 
of Londonderry Dec br y e 28 1733. the return of the aforesaid 
record was read and approved of, for the said David Craig's 
use and his heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry nov br y e 8 th 1733. 
Then laid out to James Anderson and David Cargill for 
Will m Nutt twenty three acres of land, the Said Anderson's 
part is twenty acres of adition land and David Cargill's or 
Will m Nutts is three acres want of home lott, the said land lyi- 
eth in the westerly range of Cannada begining at a Small 
white oak tree marked which is the South East Corner of the 
town Farm, from thence runing west and be nor two hundred 
and fourty six Rhods and bounding on the town Farm from 
thence runing South Sixty two Rhods to a Stake and Stones, 
& bounding on the Common land, from thence runing East 
and be South two hundred and fifty Seven Rhods and bound- 
ing on the Comon land, from thence runing nor and be west 
to the bounds first mentioned said land and bounds Contain- 
ing ninety four acres note that their is four acres in s d bounds 
for a High way to the town 

John Archibald. 

James Rodgers. 

John Wallace. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 2 ed of March 1733/4 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 301 

At a meeting of the proprietors freeholders and Inhabitants 
of Londonderry Dee br the 28 th 1733. the return of the afore- 
said record was read and approved of, for the s d James Ander- 
son David Cargill or Will™ Nutt and their heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 9 th 1733 
Then laid out to Hendry Green's originall Eight and David 
QargilFs originall right for his Servant Will m Nutt one hun- 
dred acres of Land which is in full for five acres of Said 
Green's mendment land and ten acres of adition land, and 
three of Said Cargill or Nutts land want of home lott which 
land lieth in the westerly range of Cannada mendment land 
Said land bounded on the Easterly angle of James Anderson's 
land, by a Stake and Stones, thence runing west and be nor 
two hundred and fifty seven Ehods by marked trees to a Stake 
and Stones, and bounding on Said James Anderson's land 
thence runing South Sixty Eight Ehods by marked trees and 
bounding on the Common land, thence runing East and be 
South by marked trees to a small white oak tree marked and 
bounding on the Common land, thence runing nor and be East 
by marked trees to the bounds first mentioned, note their is 
five acres of land in Said Bounds reserved for High ways to 
the town. 

John Wallace. 

James Eodgers. 

John Archibald. 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 4 th of March 1733/4 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At ameeting of the proprietors freeholders and Inhabitants 
of Londonderry Dec br y e 28 th 1733 the return of the aforesaid 
record was read & approv'd of for the Said James Anderson 
David Cargill or Will m Nutt and their heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 



302 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry Nov* y e 9 th 1733 
Then laid out to Cap 1 David Cargill or his Serv 1 Ro 1 Miller 
fourty acres of land for ten acres of adition land and half an 
acre of mendment land lying betwen the upper and lower 
thirteen acre meadows and is bounded as followeth begining 
at a Small reed oak tree Standing near the Barnats Dam at 
the lower en<i of the upper meadow, and runing Easterly by 
the meadow bounds to land originally laid out to Cap 1 James 
Gregg thence runing north Sixty Seven Ehods and bounding 
on the Said Cap 1 James Greggs land to a Stake Standing in a 
Swamp, from thence runing apoint and an half Southard of 
a west to the meadow, from thence runing Southerly to the 
bounds first mentioned note that all the laid out meadows is 
reserved to their owners and a High Way two Rhods wide re- 
served to the town in Said Bounds. 

John Wallace. 
James Rodgers. 
John Archibald. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 4 th of March 1733/4 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At ameeting of the proprietors freeholders and Inhabitants 
of Londonderry Dec br y e 28 th 1733 the return of the aforesaid 
record was read & approv'd of, for the afores d Cap 1 David Car- 
gill or his Servant and their heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry nov br y e 10 th 1733 
Then laid out to Cap 1 Cargill for his Servant Robert Miller, 
and Elisabeth Willson two hundred and fifteen acres of land 
for thirty five acres of Good land, the part of Said land that is 
laid out to Cap 1 Cargill or Rob 1 Miller is part of that right he 
holds in the Charter for said Servant which is nine acres and 
an half of mendment land and the part belonging to Elisabeth 
Willson is five acres of adition land & five and an half of 
mendment land and lieth at the ten acre meadow South west 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 303 

of James Clerks land and is bounded as followeth begining 
at a Small reed oak tree marked which, is the Southerly Cor- 
ner of James Clerks farm, from thence runing nor west three 
hundred 'and Seventy Rhods to a Great white oak tree marked 
Standing on John Cochran's line marked, from thence run- 
ing South west one Hundred and twenty five Rhods by marked 
trees to a Small pine tree marked J: C: from thence runing 
South East by marked trees to James Morison's meadow, 
and bounding partly on John Mac Conechey's land, from 
thence runing nor Easterly by the meadow bounds to a Stake 
and Stones, on the westerly side of James Alex" meadow 
from thence runing South East by marked trees to a Small 
reed oak tree marked from thence runing nor East to a pine 
tree marked, which is the Corner of John Archibald's farm, 
and so to the bounds first mentioned. Note that the laid out 
meadows is reserved to their owners and Eight acres for high 
ways to the town. 

James Rodgers. 

John Wallace. 

John Archibald. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 4 th of March 1733/4 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At ameeting of the proprietors Freeholders and Inhabitants 
of Londonderry Dec br y e 28 th 1733 the Return of the aforesaid 
record was read and approved of, for the Said Cargill or mil- 
ler and Willson and their heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry January y e 31 8t 1733/4 
Then laid out to Abell Merrill one hundred and Sixty Eight 
acres of Land for fifty five acres of Good land, which is in full 
for twenty two acres and an half of mendment land Said land 
is Situate in Londonderry and lying South westerly of Ne- 
hemiah Giffens land and nor westerly of James Blair's land 
and Easterly of little Massabesec pond and is bounded as fol- 
loweth, Begining at a pitch pine tree marked which is the 



304 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

Corner of the afores d Giffens land from thence runing South 
west & be South one hundred and Sixty Ehods to a pitch pine 
tree marked J: S: and bounding on James Blair's land partly 
and on the Common partly, from thence runing nor west & 
be west one hundred and Sixty Eight Ehods to a pine tree 
marked J: S: by marked trees and bounding on the Common 
land, from thence runing nor East and be nor by marked 
trees to John Richey's land, to a Stake and Stones, from 
thence runing South East and be East to the Bounds first 
mentioned, and bounding partly on John Richey's land, and 
partly on Nehemiah Giffen's land note that the laid out 
meadows in Said bounds is reserved out of Said land and Six 
acres of land for high ways to the town where they See Cause 
to lay it out. 

John Archibald. 

James Rodgers. 

John Wallace. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 25 th Day of June 1734 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At ameeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry March y e 5 th 1733/4 the Return of the afore- 
said Record was read & approv'd of, for the Said Merrill and 
his heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry February y e 6 th 1733/4 
Then laid out to Abel Merrills right Fifty Six acres of land 
in lew of twenty acres of adition land belonging to the pro- 
priety of Said right which land lieth Joyning to Sam 11 Penhal- 
low Esq r ' 8 and John Clerks mendment & adition land and is 
Butted and Bounded as followeth, Begining at the South west 
Corner of John macneals mendment and adition land at a 
white oak tree marked thence runing East Eighty Six Rhods 
by marked trees to a white oak tree marked, thence riming 
South East fifty three Rhods by marked trees to a Stake and 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 305 

Stones, thence riming South west one hundred and Six Rhods 
to a Stake and Stones, thence runing nor west Sixty Rhods to 
apitch pine tree marked, thence runing by the Side of John 
Macneals meadow fourty Rhods to the Bounds first mentioned. 
Note that their is two acres of land in Said Bounds for one 
Road four Rhods wide to the town when they think fitt to lay 
out Said Road. 

James Rodgers. 

John Wallace. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 26 th of June 1734 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At ameetdng of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry March y e 5 th 1733/4 the return of the afore- 
said record was read & approved of, for the Said Merrill & his 
heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry February y e 6 th 1733/4 
Then laid out to Sam 11 Penhallow' Esq r?s right, twenty acres 
of adition land and fourteen acres of mendment and adition 
land to the half right of John Clerks lott, that M r Macgregore 
bought Containing in Quantity ninety Seven acres, Butted & 
Bounded as followeth Begining at a Stake and Stones at the 
nor East Corner of Abell Merrills adition land at a White 
oak tree marked, thence runing South East one hundred and 
fifty three Rhods by marked trees, to a Stake and Stones and 
bounding on the Common land, thence runing South west one 
hundred and Six Rhods by Marked trees to a white oak tree 
marked III and bounding on the Common land, thence run- 
ing nor west by marked trees, to a Stake and Stones and 
Bounding upon Abell Merrill's adition land thence runing 
nor East to the Bounds first mentioned and bounding upon 
John Macneals Mendment land, note that their is four acres 
of land in Said Bounds for one Road four Rhods wide to the 



306 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

town when they See fitt to lay out Said Eoad. Exclusive of 
what meadows lies in Said Bounds. 

James Rodgers. 
John Wallace. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 26 th of June 1734 p r John Maemurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At ameeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry april y e 4 th 1734 the return of the aforesaid 
record was Read & approved of, for the aforesaid Penhallow 
and Clerk & their heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Maemurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry February y e 4 th 1733/4 
Then laid out to that right which originally was James and 
John Doak's Sixty four acres of land for fourteen acres of 
good land which is in full for Eight acres of mendment land 
which is Eight acres that the Said right did want in the part 
Belonging it in that place Commonly Called Taylor's Grove, 
Said land is Situate and lying in londonderry, South Easterly 
of Wigwam meadow and is bounded as followeth Begining at 
a pitch pine tree marked J: C: which is the northermost Cor- 
ner of his mendment land laid out to the Same Right, from 
thence runing South East one hundred and twenty Rhods by 
marked trees to a Stake & Stones and bounding on the afore- 
said land, from thence runing nor East Eighty five Rhods by 
marked trees to a white oak tree marked J: C: from thence 
runing nor west one hundred and twenty Rhods by marked 
trees to a Small popular tree Standing in a little Swamp and 
bounding on the Common land, from thence runing South 
west Eighty five Rhods to the Bounds first mentioned, note 
that their is four acres for a High way to the town in Said 
tract of land when they See Cause and full Satisfaction for 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 307 

what high ways is needfull to the town in the forementioned 
mendment land belonging to the Said right. 

John Archibald. 
James Rodgers. 
John Wallace. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 26 th of June 1734 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the proprietors Freeholders and Inhabi- 
tants of Londonderry March y e 5 th 1733/4 the return of the 
aforesaid Record was read and approved of, for the aforesaid 
Doaks and their heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry 1722 
Then laid out to Samuel Allison ninety acres of land for 
fourty acres of Good land which is the Second Division of a 
Right he holds in Said town, the said land lieth nor Easterly 
from leverits bridge and is bounded as followeth begining at 
a Stake and Stones at the South west Corner and runing East 
& be nor Eighty Rhods to a Stake and Stones and bounding 
on Will m Nickels land, from thence runing South East Sev- 
enty five Rhods to a Stake and Stones and bounding on James 
Rodgers land, from thence runing nor East Eighty two Rhods 
to a White oak tree marked 'and bounding on James Rodgers 
land, from thence runing nor west to the meadow and So by 
the meadow bounds to the bounds first mentioned note that 
their is four acres for a High way to the town where they See 
Cause in Said land. 

John Macmurphy 
William Aiken, 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 26 th of June 1734. p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

Londonderry February y e 23 d 1733/4 
Then laid out to Sam 11 Allison Sixty acres of land for ten 
acres of good land, which is ten acres of the want of home- 



308 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

stead, Said land lieth nor East of Said Allisons Second 
Division, and is Bounded as followeth, beginning at a Small 
white oak tree marked, thence running nor East fifty Eight 
Ehods to a Stake & Stones, from thence runing nor west to 
William Campbells meadow to a Small pitch pine tree marked 
Southwesterly by the meadow bounds to the S d Allisons Sec- 
ond Division, from thence South East to the bounds first men- 
tioned, note that their is three acres of land for a High way 
to the town where they See Cause in s d track. 

John Wallace. 

James Eodgers. 

John Archibald 

Com ttee 
Eecorded this 26 th of June 1734. p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the proprietors Freeholders and Inhabi- 
tants of Londonderry March y e 5 th 1733/4 the Return of the 
aforesaid records was read and approv'd of, for the aforesaid 
Allison and his heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry March 1722 
Then laid out to John Woodburn fourty acres of land be it 
more or less which is the Second Division of a right he holds 
in Said town and lieth in Cannada west range lying Southerly 
of Stephen Peirce's Second Division, Butted and Bounded as 
followeth, Begining at the nor East Corner at a Stake, thence 
runing west and be South one hundred and Sixty Rhods by 
m'aTked trees to a maple tree marked, thence runing nor and 
be west, fifty Rhods by marked trees to a Stake, thence run- 
ing East and be nor one hundred and Sixty Rhods by marked 
trees to a Stake, thence runing South & be East by marked 
trees to the bounds first mentioned, and is N° 17 

John Macmurphy. 

William Aiken. 

Q om ttoe 

Recorded this 26 th of June 1734. p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 309 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry March y e 5 th 1733/4 the return of the afore- 
said record was read and appro vM of, for the S d Woodburn 
and his heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry June y e 13 th 1732 
Then laid out to John Macmurphy twenty acres of land, 
being part of the amendment allowed to that part of his home 
lott kid out with his Second Division, begining at a Stake and 
Stones, which is the South west angle of Said land, thence 
runing nor nor East fourty Six Rhods by marked trees to a 
pine tree marked and Bounding on the Common land, thence 
runing East South East Seventy Rhods to a Stake and Stones, 
and Bounding on Alexander Macmurphy's land, thence Tun- 
ing South East Eighteen Rhods to a pine tree marked and 
bounding on land laid out in lew of want of home lott belong- 
ing to Benjamin Kidder's originall lott thence runing South 
west to a Stake & Stones and Bounding on Benjamin Willson's 
land, thence runing west nor west to the Bounds first men- 
tioned, note that their is one acre in Said bounds for a High 
way to the town. 

James Rodgers. 

John Wallace. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 26 th of June 1734 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the Proprietors Freeholders and Inhabitants 
of Londonderry March y e 5 th 1733/4 the Return of the afores d 
record was read and approv'd of, for the afores d Macmurphy 
& his heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry June y e 11 th 1733 
Then laid out to John Barr and Sons an adit-ion of meadow 
Lying in Goldens meadow Begining at a pitch pine tree 
marked on the west Side of Said meadow, thence runing a 



310 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Cross Said meadow, Bounding on Robert Wear's meadow, to 
apitch pine tree marked on the Easterly Side of Said meadow, 
thence runing Southerly allong the meadow bounds to a pitch 
pine tree marked, thence runing westerly by said meadow 
bounds to a pitch pine tree marked, thence runing northerly 
allong the meadow bounds to the pitch pine tree first men- 
tioned 

John Mitchell. 

John Bell. 

Allen Anderson. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 25 th of July 1734 p r John Macmurphy Town 
Clerk. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 15 th 1733 
Then laid out to John Macneall two hundred and Eight 
acres of land for Eighty two acres of Good land, twenty acres 
of said land is adition land, and Eighteen acres of amendment 
land, and thirteen acres of want of homestead land and high 
way land the said land is lying and Situate in Londonderry 
near to the Said John Mac neall's meadow at the northerly 
End of that meadow Called Leveritts meadow, Begining at a 
white oak tree marked which is the South East Corner of John 
Mac Murphy's land thence runing East by marked trees one 
hundred and fifty three Rhods, thence north fifty Rhods to a 
Cherrey tree marked near Renkine's meadow, thence runing 
South East two hundred and Sixty Rhods to a Reed oak tree 
miarked, ithence runing South west one hundred and twenty 
four Rhods by marked trees to a Stake and Stones, thence 
runing nor west about two hundred Rhods by marked trees to 
a White oak tree marked Standing near aSwamp, thence run- 
ing north to the aforesaid meadow and so by the meadow 
bounds to the Quarter of amile range, thence runing north 
to the Bounds first mentioned, Note that their is a Road or 
high way Reserved throw Said land to the town four Rhods 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 311 

wide, their being five acres of land allow' d for said high way 
in Said bounds. 

^ John Archibald. 

John Wallace. 
James Rodgers. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 20 th of January 1734 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

At a meeting of the Proprietors Freeholders and Inhabi- 
tants of Londonderry March the 5 th 1733/4 the return of the 
aforesaid record was. read & approv'd of for the afores d Mac 
neal and his heirs for Ever 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry January y e 18 th 1733/4 
Then laid out to Robert Doaks originall right in this town 
three hundred and ninety acres of land in lew of Eighty acres 
of Good land, which is in full for what mendment want of 
home lott, High way land, & twenty acres of adition belonging 
to and Coming to Said lott, Said land lying in and about the 
Swamp Known by the name of the gre'at Swamp at Cannada, 
Begining at a maple tree marked which is the nor East angle 
of the aditionall land laid out to the originall right of John 
Gray, from thence runing South & be East, twelve Rhods to 
the Corner of John Woodburns Second Division, from thence 
runing East and be nor Sixty Six Rhods by marked trees, to 
the Corner of Stephen Peirce's Second Division to la Stake 
and Stones, and from thence runing nor and be west one hun* 
dred & Eight Rhods, by marked trees, to a Stake and Stones 
and bounding on S d Peirce's Second Division, from thence 
runing East & be nor ninety Rhods to a White oak tree 
marked & Bounding on Said Peirce's Second Division, from 
thence runing nor and be west one hundred and ten Rhods, 
to the Side of James Nesmiths land, and bounding on Samuel 
morison and Edward Aiken's Second Division's by marked 
trees to a Stake & Stones, from thence runing west South 



312 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

west two hundred and fourteen Rhods and bounding on Said 
Nesmith's land, to la maple tree marked, from thence runing 
west nor west two hundre'd and Sixty Rhods and bounding on 
Said nesmiths land, ^and Hugh Ramsey's mendment land, 
from thence runing South to John Moor's land, to a Stake 
and Stones, and so Bounding on John moor's upland to the 
Corner of William Cockran's mendment land from thence 
runing South and be East one Hundred and twenty four 
Rhods to a Stake land Stones and bounding on Said William 
Cochran's land, from thence runing East and be nor, one hun- 
dred and Sixty four Rhods, to the Bounds first mentioned and 
bounding on the aforesaid John Grays land, note that their 
is twelve 'acres of land in Said bounds Reserved for High ways 
to the town when they See Cause to lay out Said High ways, 
Exclusive of what laid out meadows lies in Said Bounds. 

James Rodgers. 

John Wallace. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 20 th of January 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

At ameeting of the Proprietors Freeholders and Inhabi- 
tants of Londonderry March y e 5 th 1733/4 the Return of the 
aforesaid Record was read and approv'd of for the aforesaid 
Doak & his heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry October the 11 th 1733 
Then laid out to Robert Willson and William Gillmore one 
hundred and twenty acres of land, for twenty Seven acres of 
Good land, twenty two of it to Said land being Robert Will- 
son's part, and five acres of Said land being William Gill- 
more's part, the Said Willsons land being amistake in the lay- 
ing out of his mendment and adition land which proVd Short 
of the measure, and S d Gillmores land lies near Cannada 
meadows nor west of Alexander Renkine's mendment land, 
and is bounded as followeth, Begining at a Stake & Stones on 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 313 

the nor East Corner, thence riming west nor west one hun- 
dred' and fourteen Ehods to a Smal white oak tree marked, 
thence runing South west and be South, to a pitch pine tree 
marked, thence runing East South Bast, to the Corner of An- 
drew Todds land, thence runing East and be nor to the nor 
Easterly Corner of Said Todd's land, thence runing South and 
be East about fourty Ehods, thence runing nor East and be 
nor two hundred Ehods and bounding on Said Alex r Eenkines 
land to the bounds first mentioned, note that their is Six acres 
of land in Said bounds Eeserved for High ways to the town 
when they Shall think fitt to lay out Said High ways. 

James Eodgers. 

John Wallace. 

Com ttee 
Eecorded this 20 th of January 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

At ameeting of the Proprietors freeholders & Inhabitants of 
LondonDerry March y e 5 th 1733/4 the return of the aforesaid 
record was read and approved of, for the afores d Willson & 
Gillmore and their heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry January y e 27 th 1733/4 
Then laid out to that right which was originally John 
Gray's one hundred acres of Land which is full for twenty 
acres of adition land Said land lying in Londonderry in the 
fourth range of Cannada land and in the Southerly End of a 
Swamp Known by the name of Cannada Great Swamp, Be- 
gining at a pitch pine tree marked which is the nor Easterly 
Corner of James Aikens mendment land, from thence runing 
nor land be west Seventy Eight Ehods by marked trees to a 
maple tree marked E: B: which is twelve Ehods norwards from 
John Woodburns Second Division and bounding on the west- 
erly End of the third range of Second Divisions, from thence 
runing west and be South by marked trees one hundred & Six- 
ty four Ehods, to the End of the west range of Cannada, to 



314 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

a Stake & Stones, and Bounding on the Common land, from 
thence runing South & be East Seventy Eight Rhods by 
marked trees to a Stake and Stones, and Bounding on the town 
Farm, from thence runing East & be nor one hundred & 
Sixty four Rhods by marked trees to the Bounds first men- 
tioned and Bounding on James Aikens land note that their is 
five acres in Said bounds reserved for a High way to the town 
when they See Cause to lay out said high way. 

James Rodgers 
John Wallace 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 27 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

At a meeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry March the 5 th 1733/4 the return of the afore- 
said Record' was read and approv'd of for the aforesaid Gray 
& his heirs for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry 1730 
Then laid out in part of the ministeriall lott fifty four acres 
of land lying Joyning to Beaver pond and Begining at a Black 
Burtch tree marked which is the northerly angle of "William 
Campbell's home lott, thence runing South East Eighty Rhods 
by marked trees to a Stake and Bounding on Said Campbell's 
home lott, thence runing west South west fourty Eight Rhods 
to a Stake & Stones and bounding on John Macneals home 
lott, thence runing twenty five Rhods to a pitch pine tree 
marked, and bounding on land laid out to John Morison, 
thence runing South west Sixty Rhods to a Stake & Bounding 
on Said Morisons land, thence runing nor westerly thirty five 
Rhods to the Bounds of Robert Boyes meadow and Bounding 
on Robert Mtigregors & James ISTesmiths home lotts, thence 
bounding on the aforesaid meadow bounds to the pond 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 315 

Bridge, thence runing as the aforesaid Beaver pond runs to 

the Burtch tree first mentioned. 

James Eodgers 
John Wallace 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 27 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

At a, meeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry March y 6 5 th 1733/4 the return of the above 
record was read & approvM of, for the End above mentioned 
Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Nov br y e 7 th 1732 
Then laid out to Mr. Bichard Waldron's originall right 
ninety acres of land in Consideration of Sixteen acres of 
mendment land and twenty acres of adition land, which land 
lieth near the Broad meadow as the road leads to Haverhill 
and is Butted and Bounded as followeth, Begining at a pop- 
ular tree marked, thence runing South west one hundred & 
fourty Ehods to a Stake & Stones, thence runing South East 
one hundred and twenty Ehods by marked trees to a reed oak 
tree marked, thence runing nor East to the meadow bounds 
Seventy Six Ehods thence bounding on the meadow bounds 
to a White oak tree marked, thence runing nor west to the 
Bounds first mentioned, note that their is four acres of land 
in Said Bounds reserved for a High way to the town Exclusive 
of what laid out meadows is in Said Bounds. 

James Eodgers 
John Wallace 

Com ttee 
Eecorded this 27 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry March y e 5 th 1733/4 the return of the afore- 
said record was Eead & approv'd of for the aforesaid Waldron 
his heirs & assigns for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 



316 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry Dec br y e 7 th 1732 
Then laid out to John Anderson thirty acres of land for Six 
acres of Good land lying northerly of Shields pond which is 
Six acres of good land he wanted of his right in Said town 
and is bounded as followeth Begining at a Stake and Stones 
which is the norwest Corner of James Lindsay's mendment 
land, from thence runing nor West Sixty Rhode, and Bound- 
ing on John Barrs Second Division to a Stake & Stones, 
thence runing South South West one hundred and Sixty 
Rhods and bounding on land laid out to Sam 11 Penhallow Esq r 
thence runing nor East to the Bounds first mentioned note 
that their is two acres of land reserved to the town for a High 
Way to the town in Said bounds where the Shall think fitt 
to lay it out. 

James Rodgers. 
John Wallace. 
John Archibald. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 27 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

At ameeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry March y e 5 th 1733/4 the return of the above 
record was read and approved of, for the aforesaid Anderson 
his heirs and assigns for Ever 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry Nov br y e 20 th 1734 
Then laid out to Gap 1 Cargills right two acres which is one 
acre of a mendment land that he had not gott laid out and 
to Dan u Mac Duffi two acres & an half of Good land for one 
(acre of high way land, and to John Richey one acre and 
thirty Eight Rhods of Good land which was allow'd him upon 
a Reviwe of nine acres of land laid out to him in Cannada 
first range and to Robert Morison one acre & Sixteen Rhods 
of Good land which Comes to him upon la Reviwe of Eight 
acres laid out to him in the afores d place and to William 
Thomson one hundred and fifty six Rhods of good land which 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 317 

Comes to him upon a Reviwe of Seven acres laid out in the 
aforesaid place at Cannada along with s d morison & Richey in 
all Seven and an half of Good land which land lyieth in Lon- 
donderry at the South East Side of a pond Known by the 
name of Wallace's pond land is Bounded as followeth begining 
at the Corner of Benjamin Willson's Second Division & 
mendment land at a Stake & Stones Standing near the afore- 
said pond thence runing South East to the Corner of John 
Senters land, thence runing South west fifty Six Rhods 
bounding John Cochrans land, thence runing South East fifty 
Eight Rhods to a Brook thence runing westerly by Said Brook 
and Sam 11 Graves meadow fourty Rhods to a Brook that 
Comes out of the aforesaid pond, thence up said Brook to 
John Senters meadow thence by Said Senters meadow & the 
aforesaid pond to the Bounds first mentioned their is thirty 
acres of land by measure in Said bounds, reserving one acre 
and an half in s d bounds for a High way to the town where 
they Shall think fitt to lay out Said High way. 

John Archibald. 

John Wallace. 

James Rodgers. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 27 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry January y e 24 th 1734/5 the return of the 
above record was read & approved of for the aforesaid persons 
their heirs & assigns for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry February y e 7 th 1734/5 
Then laid out to Robert Morison one hundred and thirty 
acres of land, in full for thirty two acres & ninety two Rhods 
of Good land, which is in lew of twenty acres of adition and 
Six acres of mendment land and High way land Said land Sit- 
uate in Londonderry and lyieth Southerly of the brook Called 
Leverits Brook and is bounded as followeth, Begining at the 



318 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

South west Corner at a pitch pine tree marked thence runing 
South East, Eight Rhods, to the Corner of Samuel Allisons 
land, thence runing South west by marked trees ninety nine 
Ehods to a Stake & Stones, from thence runing South East 
one hundred and Eleven Rhods by marked trees to a Stake & 
Stones, thence runing nor East one hundred and fifty five 
Rhods by marked trees to a White oak tree marked with the 
letters R: M: thence runing nor west by marked trees to John 
Macneals meadow thence Southerly by Said meadow to the 
bounds first mentioned note that their is four acres of land 
reserved for a High way out of s d land, where the town Sees 
Cause to lay it out 

John Wallace. 

John Archibald. 

James Rodgers. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 27 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

At a meeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry January y e 24 th 1734/5 the Return of the 
aforesaid record was Read & approv'd of for the Said Robert 
Morison his heirs & assigns for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry Nov br y e 6 th 1734/5 
Then laid out to Cap* Cargill or that part of a Right he 
holds in the Charter for his Servant William Nutt Six acres 
of mendment land and one Hundred and fifty Six Rhods want 
of home Stead and high way land, and to Allen Anderson 
half an acre and twenty four Rhods want of homestead and to 
James Gillmore one acre of Good land and to Daniell Mac 
Duffi one acre and thirty Rhods in all nine acres one hundred 
and thirty Rhods of Good land for four acres & a half and 
Sixty three Rhods of Homestead land which land lyieth and 
is Situate north of Oannada Great Swamp, and is bounded as 
followeth Begining at the Southerly Corner of James 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 319 

nesmiths land at a pitch pine tree marked J: N": from thence 
runing west South west fourty Rhods to a maple tree marked, 
thence runing nor nor west one Hundred and fifty four Rhods 
by marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked J: N: and hound- 
ing on the Common land from thence runing west South 
west fourty Rhods and hounding on Hugh Ramsey's land to a 
pine tree marked, thence runing South South East to the 
Bounds first mentioned Said track of land Containing fourty 
acres, note that their is two acres of land reserved in Said 
Bounds for a High way to the town where they Shall See 

Cause to lay it out. 

John Archibald. 
John Wallace. 
James Rodgers. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 27 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk 

At a meeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry January y e 24 th 1734/5 the return of the 
ahove record was read & approv'd of for the aforesaid persons 
& their heirs & assigns for Ever 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry Dec br y e 17 th 1734 
Then laid out -to James Macglaughlins Right ten acres of 
Land in full for what Sam 11 Allison's Meadow Cuts of his 
Second Division and three Quarters of an acre and Eleven 
Rhods of high way land on his home lott which land lieth 
near Ezekiels pond meadows fand is bounded as followeth be- 
gining at a Reed oak tree which is the South East Corner of 
John moors land, thence runing west twenty Rhods to a 
Stake and Stones and bounding on the aforesaid John 
Moore's land thence runing South to John M'acmurphys 
meadow bounds, and bounding on the Common land thence 
by the said meadow bounds & the brook to the Said Mac- 
glaughlins Second Division thence north fourty Eight Rhods 
to the bounds first mentioned and bounding on the aforesaid 



320 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Second Division, note their is half an acre of land reserved 
to the town in said bounds for a Highway where they See 
Cause to lay it out. 

James Rodgers. 
John Wallace. 
John Archibald. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 27 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry January y e 24 th 1734/5 the return of the 
afores d record was read and approv'd of for the said Mac 
Laughlin his heirs & assigns for Ever, 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry Dec br y e 19 th 1734 
Then laid out to James Mac Keen twenty two acres of land 
for four acres of Good land which is in full for two acres of 
high way land taken of his home lots Said land lieth South 
west of his Farm that he holds by the Charter and is bounded 
as followeth begining at a Stake & Stones Standing on the 
line of the Farm laid out by the town to James & Mathew 
Machard thence runing west ninety Rhods to a Reed oak tree 
marked and bounding on the aforesaid Machards Farm, thence 
runing north seventy Eight Rhods to a Stake & Stones Stand- 
ing on the line of the aforesaid Mac Keen's Farm and bound- 
ing on Said Farm thence runing by the line of S d farm which 
is about South Easterly to the bounds first mentioned note 
that their one acre of Land reserved in Said bounds for a 
High way to the town where they Shall See Cause to lay it 
out. 

John Archibald. 

John Wallace. 

James Rodgers. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 28 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 



EARLY RECORDS OP LONDONDERRY. 321 

At a meeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry January y e 24 th 1734/5 the return of the 
aforesaid record was read and approved of for the Said James 
Mac Keen his heirs & assigns for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Dec br y e 13 th 1734 
Then laid out to James Mac Keen fourteen acres of Land 
for four acres of Good land which is in full for two acres of 
homestead land Said land Joyning to his Farm he holds by 
the Charter and is bounded as followeth begining at the 
South west Corner of Said Farm at a Small ash tree Standing 
in a Swamp, thence runing South East Sixty Rhods to a 
Stake and Stones which is the Corner of George Jaffrey Esq ra 
mendment and adition land thence runing west Eighty Rhods 
to a Small white oak tree marked thence runing north thirty 
Six Rhods to a Stake and Stones bounding on the Comen 
land thence runing East to the Bound first mentioned, & 
bounding on the Common land note that their is one acre 
of land in Said Bounds reserved for a High way to the town 
where they Shall See Cause to lay out Said High way. 

John Archibald. 

John Wallace. 

James Rodgers. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 28 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At a Meeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry January y e 24 th 1734/5 the return of the 
foregoing record was read & appro v'd of for the Said James 
Mac Keen his heirs & assigns for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry January y e 17 th 1734/5. 
Then laid out to Alexander Macneall two hundred and 
twenty acres of land for fourty Six acres of Good land which 
is in full for twenty acres of adition land 'and ten acres & an 



322 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

half of mendment land and two acres & an half of want of 
homestead land Said land lying in Londonderry 'and lyieth 
west from a rock Known by the name of Butterfields rock, 
Begining at a Small reed oak tree marked Standing near the 
Pioad that lead Betwen Dracut and Londonderry thence rim- 
ing South west one hundred and Eighty Ehods by marked 
trees to a Stake & Stones, thence runing nor west two hun- 
dred and thirty Ehods by marked trees to a pitch pine tree 
marked thence runing nor East one hundred and thirty two 
Ehods by marked trees to a Stake & Stones on the line of 
James Clerks mendment land, thence runing South East 
ninety Six Ehods to the Corner of the aforesaid James Clerk's 
mendment & adition land, thence runing nor East fourty 
Eight Ehods, to the Corner of John Archibalds mendment & 
adition land, thence runing South East to the Bounds first 
mentioned bounded on the nor East by James Clerk and John 
Archibald's land on the South East by the Commons on the 
South west by the Commons Exclusive of what laid out mead- 
ows is in Said Bounds note that their is Eight acres of land 
in Said Bounds Eeserved for high Ways where the town Shall 

think fitt and when they See Cause 

James Eodgers. 

John Wallace. 

John Archibald. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 28 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At ameeting of the Proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry January y e 24 th 1734/5 the return of the 
aforesaid record was Eead & approved of for the Said Alex r 
Macneall his heirs & assigns for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry March y e 29 th 1730. 
Then laid out to Sam 11 Moore's lot two Hundred and thir- 
teen acres of land which is in full for thirty four acres of 
mendment land and ten acres of adition land and twenty 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 323 

acres of Hendry Green's mendment land Said land lying 
norwest of Gannada great Swamp, and is Bounded as follow- 
eth begining at a pitch pine tree at the End of Said Swamp, 
thence riming nor & be west to a pitch pine tree marked with 
the letters J: M: and bounding upon Hugh Eamsey's mend- 
ment land land part of Gov r Wentwortrr's mendment & adition 
land, thence runing west South west one hundred & ten 
Ehods by marked trees, to a Stake and Stones thence runing 
South two hundred and fifty Ehods to a Stake and Stones 
at the Corner of William Cochran's land, thence runing East 
South East to the Bounds first mentioned one hundred & 
twenty four Ehods to y e great Swamp thence northerly & 
westerly by s d Swamp to the old beaver dam thence runing 
nor & be west Bounding partly upon Hugh Eamseys land, & 
partly upon Gov r Wentworths farm note that their is Six 
acres of land in siaid bounds reserved for ahigh way to the 
town when and: where they Shall think fitt to lay it out. 

James Eodgers. 

John Wallace. 

John Archibald. 

Com ttee 

Eecorded this 28 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry January y e 24 th 1734/5 the return of the 
above record was read & 'approved of for the Said Sam 11 Moore 
his heirs & assigns for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry October y e 24 th 1734 
Then laid out to William Gillmore one hundred and twenty 
three acres of land which is for fourty acres of Good land, 
Said land being ten (acres of adition land and Eleven acres o! 
mendment land and one acre three Quarters for high way land 
which land lyieth in Londonderry South from John Mitchells 
mendment & adition land bounded as followeth Begining at 
the nor west Corner at a Black oak tree marked, thence run- 



324 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

ing South one hundred and twenty Eight Rhods, to a White 
oak tree marked, thence runing* . . . which land is in 
full Satisfaction of for ten acres of adition land and Eliven 
acres of mendment land, and one acre and three Quarters of 
high way land, note that their is four acres of land in said 
bounds reserved for a High way to the town when & where 
they Shall lay out Said High way. 

James Rodgers. 

John Wallace. 

John Archibald. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 28 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry January y e 24 th 1734/5. the return of the 
aforesaid record was read and approved of, for the Said Wil- 
liam Gillmore his heirs & assigns for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry December y e 19 th 1734 
Then laid out to James Mac Laughlin right Six acres and 
three Quarters & twenty nine Rhods of mendment & high 
way land and to William Gregg three acres of Good land, the 
Said Mac Laughlins Six acres is three acres of amendment 
land and three Quarters & twenty Rhods is high way land 
Said land lieth Southerly of flat rock and is bounded as fol- 
loweth, Begining at a Reed oak tree marked which is the 
Corner of James & Mathew Machards Farm, thence runmg 
fifty two Rhods to the Brook thence up said Brook and 
meadow bounds untill it come to the north from the Corner of 
James Mac Keen's Farm, thence by said farm untill it Come 
to the aforesiaid Machards Farm which is a South line to a 
Stake & Stones and bounding on Said James Mac Keen's 
land, thence runing East Eighty Rhods to the bounds first 

*Four lines of the original records have been written over 
so that it is impossible to tell what bounds are intended. See 
Town Book, Vol. 2, p. ioo. 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 325 

mentioned and Bounding on the aforesaid Machard's land 
Some p'art of Said land is in full Satisfaction for what M r 
Waldrons meadow takes of Said Mae Laughlins land in all 
fifty Eight acres, note their is two acres & an half of land 
in Said Bounds reserved for la High way to the town when & 
where they Shall think fitt to lay it out. 

James Rodgers. 

John Wallace. 

John Archibald. * 
Com ttee 
Eecorded this 28 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry January y e 24 th 1734/5 the return of the 
above record was read and approved of for the Said Mac 
Laughlin his heirs & assigns for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry January y 6 17 th 1734/5 
Then laid out to Baniell Mac Duffi Eliven acres of land 
which is in full for one acre & an half of high wayland, which 
land lyieth to the South East angle of John Archibald's land, 
and is bounded as followeth begining at a Stake & Stones, 
thence runing East and be South one hundred and fourty two 
Rhod's, to a Black ash tree marked J: A: thence runing West 
South West thirty Rhods, thence runing West nor West to the 
bounds first mentioned, note that their is one acre and an 
half of land in Said Bounds reserved for a High way to the 
town, when and where the think fitt to lay it out. 

James Rodgers 
John Wallace. 
John Archibald 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 28 th of February 1734/5 

At a meeting of the proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of London-Deny January y e 24 th 1734/5 the return of the 



326 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

aforesaid record wias read and approved of for the Said Daniel 
Mac Duffi his heirs & assigns for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry Dec br 1725 
Then laid out to Jo n Barnat Sen r & John Barnat Jun r 
apeace of meadow lying in pine Swamp meadow 'and is 
bounded by Stakes on Samuel Graves meadow and bounding 
downwards on the upland on Each Side to the G-reggs meadow 
to a Willow bush on the west Side of Said meadow and apitch 
pine tree on an Island in the meadow. 

David Cargill. 

John Bell. 

John Mitchell. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 28 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

Londonderry Sep tr y e 9 th 1734 
Then laid to John Barnat Sen r & John Barnat Jun r apeace 
of meadow lying in Londonderry in a meadow Called Buck 
hide meadow on the Easterly Side of Beaver Brook and is 
butted & Bounded as followeth (viz) bounding on the upland 
lying betwen the lands of Gregg & Mac Kay on the South 
End & John Mac Conecheys on the north End. 

David Cargill. 
John Bell. 
John Mitchell. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 28 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

Londonderry June y* 11 th 1733. 
Then laid out to Robert Wear an adition of meadow lying 
in Goldens meadow begining at a pitch pine tree bounding 
Will m Nutts & Robert Miller's meadow a Cross the Said 
meadow to a pitch pine tree marked on the Easterly Side of 
Said meadow thence mining Southerly along said meadow 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 327 

bounds to a pitch pine tree marked thence runing westerly 
a Cross said meadow to a pitch pine tree marked thence run- 
ing northerly along said meadow bounds to the pitch pine 
tree first mentioned together with a Small pond: lying westerly 
of James Clerks ten acre meadow. 

John Mitchell. 

John Bell. 

Allen Anderson. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 28 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

Londonderry July y e 1 st 1728. 
Then laid out to John Macneall & Alex r Macneall a peace 
of meadow lying westerly of Beaver Brook lying in or about 
half a mile from Stone dam, and Comprehends all the Bodey 
of meadow in Said place, it being laid out to them as an 
amendment to their meadows and is Bounded round by the 
upland, and is to be divided into two Equall Shares in Quan- 
tify & Quality. 

John Bell. 
David Cargill. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 28 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

Londonderry July 1727 
Then laid out to Sam 11 Houston a Small pond of meadow 
lying near the path that goes to Bear meadow lying south- 
easterly from said path and Comprehends all the meadow in 
said place or pond bounded round by the upland 

David Cargill 
John Bell 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 28 th of February 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

Whereas the Proprietors of our town did at a meeting of 
the proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants of our town of Lon^ 



328 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

donderry upon the fourth day of april last past, pass a vote 
to Bestow to Jean Macgregore & margaret MacGregore as a 
Gratuity or Gift thirty acres of Land by measure which land 
was voted to be laid out Joyning to the Farm granted in the 
Charter and laid out to the late Rev d M r James Macgregore 
of our town Deceased betwen Said Farm & Cobats pond, Pur- 
shewant to which vote their was laid out upon the Seventh 
Day of Dec br one thousand Seven hundred & thirty four 
Thirty acres of land to the S d Jean and Margaret MacGregore 
at the aforesaid place Begining near the South Easterly Cor- 
ner of the afores d Farm, at a White oak tree marked, thence 
runing South fourty Rhods to a white oak tree marked, thence 
runing west South west to the aforesaid Cobats pond, thence 
begining at the first Bounds and runing west Eighty Rhods to 
a White oak tree marked and Bounding upon S d Farm thence 
runing South to the aforesaid pond, reserving one high way 
four Rhods wide to the town out of S d land where the town 
Shall think fitt to lay it out. 

John Archibald. 

James Rodgers. 

John Wallace. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 21 st of March 1734/5 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At ameeting of the proprietors freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry January y e 24 th 1734/5 the return of the 
aforesaid record was read and aprov'd of for the Said Jean & 
Margaret Macgregore & their heirs & assigns for Ever. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk 

Londonderry March 1732 
Then laid out to Elias Keyies fourty acres of land be it 
more or less which is the Second Division of 'aright he holds 
in Said town, and lieth in that land Generally Known by the 
name of Leveritts Farm Butted and Bounded as followeth 
(viz) Begining at a Stake and Stones at the nor westerly Cor- 
ner thence runing South by mlarked trees two Hundred and 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 329 

Six Rhods, to a Stake and Stones, thence railing north north- 
easterly & Easterly by the meadow bounds originally laid out 
to James Macneall to a Great white oak tree marked upon 
three Corners allso upon Said tree J: M: upon »the South 
Easterly Side, thence runing north by marked trees, one Hun- 
dred and Seventy Rhods to a Stake & Stones Standing near 
aledge of rocks, Bounding upon John Mitchell's Second Divi- 
sion, thence runing West and be South by marked trees fifty 
Six Rhods to the Bounds first Mentioned and Bounding upon 
William Nickels Second Division reserving a Road or High 
way in Said Bounds four Rhods wide a Cross Said Second 

Division. 

John Macmurphy. 

David Cargill. 
William Aiken. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 18 th of Nov 151 " 1735 p r John Macmurphy Town 
Clerk. 

At an adjurnment of aproprietors meetting held at Lon- 
donderry meetinghouse octobr y e Second 1735. the Return of 
the aforesaid Record was read and approved of for the Said 
Elias Keyies his heirs Exac^ and assigns for Ever, by the pro- 
prietors. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy, Town Clerk. 

Londonderry april y e 7 th 1735 
Then laid out to that Right originally belonging to John 
Gray one hundred and twenty (acres in lew of twenty one acres 
of amendment land which land lieth in Londonderry and is 
Situated South of the thirteen acre meadow, Begining at the 
Southerly Corner of the aforesaid meadow upon the line of 
Cap* Greggs land thence runing South one Hundred and 
thirty Rhods by marked trees to a Stake and Stones Standing 
on James Mac Keen's meadow bounds, thence runing west 
by Said meadow bounds Sixty Rhods to foi Small white oak 
tree bounding on the meadow land, thence runing west nor 
west Seventy five Rhods tfo Robert Willson's meadow bounds 



330 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

bounding on the Common land, thence riming no and be East 
one Hundred and Sixty Six Ehods to a Small Reed oak tree 
marked Standing on the north Side of the lady Hill, bound- 
ing on the Comon land, thence runing, thence runing nor nor 
East half a point East, thirty Eight Rhods to a Stake & 
Stones on the Bounds of John Stewarts meadow at the lower 
thirteen acre meadow Fordwfcy thence runing South Easterly 
by the Brook and meadow bounds to the bounds first men- 
tioned Exclusive of what laid out meadows is in Said Bounds 
reserved to their owners, also four acres of land in Said 
Bounds Reserved to the town for a High way where they 
Shall See Cause to lay it out. 

John Archibald. 

James Rodgers. 

John Wallace. 

Com tte8 

Recorded this 19 th day of Nov br 1735. p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

Att an adjurnment of a proprietors meeting held at Lon- 
donderry meeting-House October y e Second 1735 the return 
of the afores d Record was read and approv'd of, for the 
afores d John Gray his heirs Exac re & assigns for Ever, by the 
proprietors. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry March 1722. 
Whereas William Nickels by virtue of his name being 
Entred in the Schedule of our Charter of Londonderry was 
Intituled to a Home lott as other proprietors had or have, and 
their not being land' Suficient for his father J&mes Nickels, 
his brother Alex r Nickels, and Said William Nickels for their 
home lots where it was laid out and Recorded and Said Nick- 
els applying himself to us the Subscribers to have his home 
lott laid out, we being ImpowrM by the proprietors for laying 
out Second divisions wants of Home lotts and mendments, 
have at his the Said Will m Nickels own desire and' request laid 
out to him in Consideration of his home lott, the Farm origi- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 331 

nally laid out and recorded to the the Honourable John Went- 
worth Esq r Lev 1 Gov r & lying upon the South Easterly Side 
of a Brook Known by the name of Leveriifcs Brook, which 
F&srm y e Said Lev 1 Gk)v r Bejected refused and Disclaimed, and 
in order that it may or might more manifestly appear that 
he did: so, he the Said Lev 1 Gov r John Wentworth hath re- 
signed his title and right to the Same by underwriting the 
Beeord of said land as may pMnly appear in the first Book 
of Eecords for Londonderry page fifty reference thereto be- 
ing had, which land is Bounded as followeth Begining at areed 
oak tree marked Standing near the meiadow Called Leverits 
meadow at the north west Corner of said farm, thence runing 
South by marked trees one Hundred and Sixty Ehods to a 
Stake & Stones, thence runing East by marked trees, one 
Hundred Ehods to a White oak tree marked W: C: thence 
runing north by marked trees one Hundred and Sixty Ehods 
to a Stake & Stones, thence runing west untill it Come to the 
meadow bounds, and by the meadow bounds to the reed oak 
tree first mentioned Exclusive of what meadow lies in 
Said Bounds so far as they are laid out, Eeserving a High 
way to the town as the road runs four Ehods wide. 

David Cargill 
John Macmurphy 
Com ttM 
Eecorded this 3 d Day of January 1735/6 p r John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

At an adjurnment of a Proprietors meeting held at Lon- 
donderry meetinghouse October y e 2 ed 1735. the Beturn of the 
afores d record wiais read and approv'd of for the aforesaid 
Will m Nickels his heirs Exac™ and assigns for Ever, by the 

proprietors. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry July y 6 l 3t 17 35 
Then laid out to the originall right of Archibald Macphea- 
tris Esq r Deceased Seventy five acres of Land for fourty acres 
of G-ood land which is twenty taicres of adition land and ten 



332 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

acres of mendment land which land lies South East of Cobats 
pond being in Londonderry and is bounded as followeth Be- 
gining at a Hemlock tree Standing by said pond marked from 
thence riming South East to ia Meadow, thence Easterly by the 
meadow to a Stake & Stones, thence runing north East 
twenty five Rhods to a Stake & Stones, from thence runing 
north west by marked trees two hundred & Eighty Rhods to 
a White Burtch tree marked Standing by said pond, from 
thence runing South west by said pond fourty one Rhods to 
the Bounds first mentioned and Bounded on the South west 
by Mlark Hunkins adition land and on the South East by a 
meadow, and on the north East by the Common land note 
that their is two acres in S d Bounds Reserved for a High way 
to the town, where they Shall See Cause to lay it out. 

John Archibald. 

James Rodgers. 

John Wallace. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 3 d Day of January 1735/6 p r John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

At an adjurnment of a proprietors meeting held at London- 
derry meetinghouse October y e 2 ed 1735 the return of the 
afores d Record was read and approv'd of, for the afores d Arch d 
Macpheatris hiss heirs Exac ra lafdmi rs and assigns for Ever, by 
the proprietors. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry January y e 2*** 1734/5 
Then laid out to Stephen Peirce's originall right Six acres 
and twenty Rhods which is part of ten acres his home lot 
wanted and is Situated west of Gov r Wentworths Farm, Be- 
gining at a Stake at Alex r Macmurphy's land thence runing 
north one hundred and Eighty two Rhods long by marked 
trees to a white oak tree marked thence runing west north 
west Eight Rhods upon Chester line, thence runing South by 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 333 

mJarked trees one Hundred and Eighty five Khods to a Stake 
and Stones, thence runing East five Khods and three Quarters 
to the Bounds first mentioned bounded on the East by Gov 1 
Wentworths land, and on the north by Chester line, and on 
the west by Said Peirce's land and Spalding's land or home 
lot and on the South by Alex r Mkcmurphys land note thati 
their is a High way two Khods wide Reserved to go a Cross 
said land for y e town. 

James Kodgers. 

John Archibald. 

Q om ttea 

Recorded this 3 d Day of Jiasnuary 1735/6 p r John Maemur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

At an adjurnment of aproprietors meeting held at London- 
derry meeting house October the 2 ed 1735. The return of the 
aforesaid record was read and approv'd of, for the aforesaid 
Stephen Peirces and his heirs Exae™ and assignrs by the pro- 
prietors. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry MaTch 1722. 
Then l'aid out to John Petter and Andrew Cochran alott 
of Land in said town Containing fourty acres be the same 
more or less, which is a Second Division of a Right they hold 
in Said town which land lieth nor west of John Bell's land & 
Joyning to Some amendment land laid out to Will m Cochran 
which land is Butted & Bounded as followeth, Begin- 
ing at the South west Corner at a Stake & Stone* 
thence runing north west one Hundred: and Sixty Khods to 
a Stake marked thence runing north Bast fifty five Khods by 
marked trees, to a Stake and Stones, thence runing South 
East one hundred and Sixty Khods to a Stake & Stones, 
thence runing South west fifty five Khods to the Bounds first 
mentioned reserving in Said Bounds one Highway to the town 
in S d Second Division four Khods wide a Cross Said Second 



334 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Division Exclusive of what laid out meadows lies in Said 
Bounds N° 105 

John Macmurphy. 
David Cargill. 
William Aiken. 

Com ttee 
Recorded this 3 d Day of January 1735/6 p r John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

At an adjurnment of a Proprietors meeting held at Lon- 
donderry meeting house October y e 2 ed 1735 the Return of the 
aforesaid record was read & aproVd of, for the aforesaid per- 
sons their heirs & assigns for Ever, by the proprietors, 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry February y e 8 th 1734/5 
Then laid out to Robert Boyes fifty -three acres of land 
which was Cutt off Said Boyes' ess land by Kingstown line, 
Said land lieth upon Kingstown line, and is bounded as fol- 
loweth Begining at ai Stake land Stones Standing on Kings- 
town line, from thence runing west Eighty Eight Rhods to 
the Corner of land laid out Sam u Penhallow's and John 
Archibald's right, thence runing South about fourty Rhods to 
a Stake thence runing S'outh 30 Deg 9 west, 60 Rhods to a 
meadow, thence runing Bast 30 Deg rs north 133 Rhods to 
Kingstown line to a Stake thence runing north by S d line to 
the Bounds first mentioned note their is two acres and an half 
of land Reserved in Said Bounds for a High way to the town 
where they See Cause to lay it out. 

John Wallace. 

John Archibald. 

James Rodgers. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 3 d of Januiary 1735. p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

At an adjurnment of a Proprietors meeting held at Lon- 
donderry meetinghouse October y e 2 ed 1735. the Return of the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 335 

aforesaid record was read & Aprov'd of for the afores d Rob- 
ert Boyes his heirs & assigns for Ever by the proprietors. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry March y e 10 th 1735. 
Then laid out to Alexander Nickels originall right one 
hundred and Fifty acres for fifty acres of Good land which is 
in full for twenty acres of adition land and fifteen acres of a 
mendment land and is Situate (and lieth in London-Derry 
near Golden's Brook, and is Bounded as followeth, Begining 
at a Stake and Stones Standing near Goldings Brook, thence 
runing north west and be west one Hundred and Sixty Ehods 
by marked trees to a Stake and Stones, Standing on the line 
of David Craigs land, thence runing north East and be north 
one Hundred and thirty two Rhods and bounded on Said 
Craigs land to a white oak tree marked, thence runing South 
East land be East, to the Six acre Brook, thence down S d 
Brook to Goldens Brook, thence down S d Goldens Brook to 
the Bounds first mentioned. Bounding on S d Brook note that 
their is four acres of land reserved for a High way to the town 
where they Shall See Cause to lay it out. 

John Archibald. 

James Rodgers. 

John Wallace. 

Com ttee 

Recorded this 3 d Day of January 1735/6 p r John Macmur- 
phy Town Clerk. 

At an adjurnment of -a proprietors meeting held at Lon- 
donderry meeting house October y e 2 ed 1735 the Return of the 
aforesaid record was read & aprov'd of for the S d Alex r Nick- 
els his heirs & assigns for Ever, by the proprietors. 

Attests p r John Macmurphy Town Clerk. 

Londonderry June y e 11 th 1733 
Then laid out to James Mac Laughlin and Nehemiah Gif- 
fen an adition of meadow lying in Goldens meadow, so Called, 
Butted & Bounded as followeth (viz) Begining at 'a white oak 



336 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

tree marked Standing on the northerly End of Said meadow, 
thence runing Easterly a Cross y e meadow to a White oak 
tree marked, thence runing Southerly Bounding on the up- 
land to a White pine tree miarked W: and R which is the 
bound tree Betwen their meadow, & George & Thomas Clerks 
meadow, thence runing westerly Cross said meadow to a pitch 
pine tree marked J: R thence runing northerly to the white 
oak tree first mentioned also a pond or peace of meadow 
lying near to Gregg & mac Kay's land one the South East of 
path or Road bounding on the upland all round as other 
meadows are Bounded. 

John Mitchell. 

Allen Anderson. 

John Bell. 

Com tte ° 
Recorded this 14 th of January 1735/6 p r John Macmurphy 
Town Clerk. 

Londonderry June the 14 th 1733 
Then laid out to David Craig a peace of meadow to mak his 
meadows Equevelant to other proprietors meadows and lye 
in that meadow which goes by the Name of Plonder meadow 
and is bounded by trees and Stakes w c bounds John m c Cone- 
chy's meadow and from thence up Each side of the Brook in 
said meadow to apitch pine tree marked with the letters D 
C and astake in the meadow and fcpitch pine tree marked in 
the westerly side of the meadow which trees land stake* 
Bounds Allex r Walker's meadow 

John Bell 
John Mitchel 
Allen Anderson 

Com ttea 

Recorded this 25 th of Sept br 1737 p r John Wallace town 
Clark 

Londonderry March 1722 

Then laid out to David Morison fourty acres of land be it 
more or less which lot lyeth by his own home lot and is 
bounded on the Easterly Corner by a Stake Standing at a 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 337 

meadow and so riming West South West one hundred and 
Sixty Rhods to a pine tree marked from thence Riming nor 
nor west fifty five Ehods to a stake and bounding on M* 
M 1 Gregore's lot from thence Runing East nor East 160: 
Rhods to iai pine tree marked from thence Runing South South 
East to the Bounds first mentioned the meadows within s d 
bounds being Exempted from said lot N° 24 

David Cargill 
John M^murphy 

Com tee 
Recorded this 17 of feb^ 1737/8 F John Wallace town 
Clerk 

Londonderry July the 6 th 1728 
Then laid out to David Morison one acre of meadow be it 
more or less which lote is Bounded by Stakes betwen the 
lots of John Wodburn Will m Aiken James Aiken on one Side 
and. the upland on the other Side Bounded up a Swamp 
northwesterly to a white oak tree marked and a Stake in the 

meadow 

David Cargill 

John Bell 
Allen Anderson 
John Mitchell 

Com* 66 
Recorded this 23 th of feb 17 1737/8 P r John Wallace town 
Clerk 

Londonderry June 22 th 1723 
laid out to David Morison a lot of meadow in said town 
Containing 60: Rhods be it more or less w c lot lyeth by the 
Said Morison's lot of land and Comprehendeth all the 
meadow below the front of John Bells home lot 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Allen Anderson 
John Mitchell 

Com 166 
Recorded this 23 th of feb 17 1737/8 Pr John Wallace town 
Clerk 



338 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry July 23 th 1723 
laid out to David Morison one acre and Sixty Rhods of 
meadow be it more or less which, lot lyeth near bear hill and 
is bounded on Samuel Morison lot by Stake and Runing down 
the Creek to the meadow bounds also an other piece of 
meadow in pole meadow bounded by stakes betwen the lots 
on John Wodburn and Will m Aiken also a pond lying by the 
six acre meadow. 

David Cargill 
John Bell 
Allen Anderson 
John Mitchell 

Com* 6 
Kecorded this 23 th of feb^ 1737/8 P r John Wallace town 
Clerk 

Londonderry Dec br y e 12 th 1734 
Then laid oult to the orignall Right of Robert Armstrong 
Eighty acres of land for fourty Seven acres of Good land, 
which is twenty acres of adition land land twelve acres of 
mendment land and two acres and a half of want of home lot, 
Said land lyeth in Londonderry at (the west End of Cabages 
pond Begining at a Steake and Stones on Goldings Brook 
then Runing South 146 Rhods to a stake and stones bounding 
on the Common land then Runing E N E 74 Rhods to astake 
and stones bounding on the Common land then north to S d 
pond then bounding on s d pond northerly and Easterly to the 
mouth of Goldings Brook then down s d Brook bounding on s d 
brook to the bounds first mentioned w c is in full for adition 
mendment and want of homstead Equall with other Rights in 
s d town, note there is four acres Reserved for a high way to 
y e town where they See Cause in said land 

Jo n Wallace 
Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com tee 
Recorded this 2 th of June 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 339 

At a meeting of the proprietors of Lo:derry held at the old 
meeting house June 1 th 1738 the afore s d Record was Eead 
and approved of for the afore s d Rob 1 Armstrong and his as- 
signs for Ever 

Atest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry Jan 17 y e 3 th 1737/8 
Then laid out to the proprietors of s d town lasertan tract of 
land Containing Eighty acers be it more or less, s d land is Sit- 
tuatt and layeth in Londonderry afore s d and noresterly of 
bear meadow (viz) begining at astake & stones at the nor west 
Corner of s d meadow and on Matthew Clark's line leat Desest, 
(?) from (thence Riming north by marked trees 170 Rhods to 
Calwals meadow bounding on the land in the poseson of John 
Thomson and James Petterson then Southerly by s d meadow 
bounds to land orignally David morison's then south west five 
Rhods to the Corner of s d morison's Land, then south East by 
marked trees to the Corner of Abram' Holms land bounding 
on s d morison's land then Runing S: W: B: S: 140 Rhods by 
marked bounding on s d Holms land to a pitch pine tree 
marked A: H: S B: then Runing S: E: Eighty Rhods by 
marked trees bounding on s d Holms land to a pitch pine tree 
mark d A: H: S: B: then S: W: B: S: 26 Rhods to a Stake 
and Stones on the line of David CargilFs land then N": W: to 
bear meadow to a Stake and Stones then by s d meadow 
bounds to the bounds first mentioned note there is four acers 
Reserved for ahigh way to the town in s d tract of land where 
they Shall See Cause to lay it out 

Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 
Jo 11 .Wallace 

Com tee 
Recorded this 3 th of June 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

at a meeting of the proprietors of Lorderry, June 1 th 1738 
the afores d Record was Read and approved of by the afore s d 
proprietors and to be Conve'd by a good Deed according to 
law to Samuell Barr and his heirs for Ever 

Attest F Jo n Wallace town Clerk 



340 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry Dec br y e 5 th 1737 
Then laid out to the proprietors of s d town asertan tract of 
land and Swamp Situat and layeth in Londonderry afore s a 
and northerly of that Road that leads from Aiken's Reang to 
Canady, Containing one hundred and forty acers be it more 
or less And is bounded as followeth (viz) Begining at a Stake 
and Stones at the age of the south west Corner of the Swamp 
from thence Runing X: E: 116 Rhods by marked trees to a 
white oak tree marked and bounding partly on Jo n Bells land 
and partly on Will m Aikens land from thense Runing N: W: 
220 Rhods by marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked 
bounding on land in the posesion of Jo a Scoby then Runing 
S: W: 80 Rhods by marked trees to a Steak and Stones Stand- 
ing on the line of land orignally Jo n Bells and bounding on 
land laid out to the proprietors of s d town 'then S: B: E: till 
it Streck the Swamp at a maple tree marked bounding on s d 
Bells land then by the age of the Swamp bounding on s d 
Bells lan'd to Archibald Wears meadow then Esterly by s d 
meadow to land in the posesion of Jo n Creaige then by the 
line of s d Creaige's land to the upland then by the age of y* 
Swamp bounding on Jo n Bells land to the bounds first men- 
tioned, note there is Six acers of land in s d bounds Reserved 
for a high way to the town where they See Cause to lay it 
out. 

Jo n Archibald 
James Rodg™ 
Jo 11 Wallace 

Com 1 * 6 
Recorded this 3 th of June 1738 F Jo* Wallace t n Clerk 

At a meeting of the proprietors of Lo:derry, June 1 th 1738 
the afore s d Record was Read and approved of by the s d pro- 
prietors, and to be Conve'd by a Good Deed according to 
law, to Sam 11 Barr and his heirs for Ever 

Attest P* Jo n Wallace town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 341 

Londonderry Jan 1 * 26 th 1737/8 
Then kid out to the proprietors of said town a Certen tract 
of land Containing fifty acers which is for ten acers of Good 
land, s d land layeth in Londonderry afore s d at Canna'dy 
meadow and is bounded as followeth Begining at astake and 
stones standing by the meadow bounds which is the Easterly 
Corner of James Nesmith's land, from thence Riming N: N: 
W: 72 Rhods to a stake and stones and bounding on s d 
Nesmith's land and thence partly on John m c Keens land, 
thence Euning E: N: E: 80: Rhods by marked trees to aStake* 
and Stones and Bounding on the Comon, thence Runing S: 
S: E: to the Corner of Andrew Todd's land then S: B: E: on 
the line of s d Todd's land till it Come to the line of Edwart 
Aikens Second Division then W: B: S: 48: Rhods to Can- 
r.ady meadow then northerly & Westerly by the meadow 
bounds to the bounds first mentioned note there is three acers 
of s d tract layeth on the southerly side of s d meadow begin- 
ing at the meadow bounds on the line of s d Aikens land then 
W: B: S: 28 Rhods to the meadow Bounded betwen s d Aiken's 
land and the meadow note there is two acers and a half of 
land in s d bounds Reserved for a high way to the town where 
they See Cause in s d tract 

John Archibald 

John Wallace 

Com tee 

Recorded this third day of June 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town 
Clerk 

At a meeting held at Lo:derry June 1 th 1738 the above Rec- 
ord was Read and aprov'd by the proprietors and to be Con- 
vey'd by a Good Deed according to law to James Nesmith 
and his assigns for Ever 

Attest F Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry Jan y 20 th 1737/8 
Then laid out to the proprietors 30: acers of land laying 
at the Eighteen acer meadow s d land is in Estimation for five 
acers and a half of Good land, ami is bounded begining at a 



342 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

small White oak tree marked which is a Corner bounds of land 
laid out to Jo n Grays Right from thence Runing south West 
86: Rhods to James Allexandrs land and bounding on the 
Comon and the s d Alexander's land to the meadow and so 
bounding on the laid out meadow bounds to the foord way of 
the s d meadow and so bounding on the meadow bounds to the 
first mentioned note the laid out meadows is Reserved to their 
owners also note their is one acer and a half of land in s d 
bounds for a high to the town 

Jo n Archibald 
Jo n Wallace 

Com* 8 
Recorded this 3 th of June 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the afores d Record was Read and approved of by the 
proprietors afore s d and to be Conve'd by a Good Deed accord- 
ing, to law to Tho s Willson and his assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo 11 Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry Jan 17 the 20 th 1737/8 
Then laid out to the proprietors Sixteen acers of land w fc 
is in Estimation Six acers of Good land, and layeth nor west 
off land laid! out to David Morison and is bounded by s d mori- 
son' land and a meadow Known by the Name of Callwals 
me'adow, note there is four acers of the s d Sixteen acers on the 
Easterly Sid of s d meadow and is bounded by the meadow and 
Swamp arid land laid out to David Bogle and Said morison 
note there is three quarters of an acer of land for a high way 
to the town 

Jo n Wallace 
Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com^ 
Recorded this 3 th day of June 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town 
Ck. 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the afore s d Record was Read and approved of by the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 343 

afore sd proprietors and to be Conve'd by a Good Deed ac- 
cording to law to David M c Callester and his assigns for Ever 
Attest P r Jo 11 Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry December 1737 
Then laid out to the proprietors 85: acers of land laying 
above Jo n Scobby's Begining at a maple tree marked Stand- 
ing on the line of Benj n Willson's land which is the N": W. 
Corner of s d Scobby's land then S: W: 216: Ehods by marked 
trees to a stake standing on the line of John Bell's land 
Bounding part on s d Scobbys land and part on the Comon 
land/ from thence Euning N": B: W: 134 Rhods bounding on 
s d Bell's land and partly on Andrew Todd's land and Ren- 
ken's meadow then bounding on s d meadow to Allex r M c Mur- 
phy's land, then S: E: B: E: 62: Rhods to the Corner of s d 
M c Murphy's land then N: E: B N: 146 Rhods on s d Mc Mur- 
phy's land to a stake and stones standing on the line of s d 
Willsons land then Runening S: E: 80=Rho j ds to the Bounds 
first mentioned, note there is four acers in s d bounds Re- 
served for a high way to the town 

Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 
Jo n Wallace 

Com tee 
Recorded this 9 th of June 1738 P r Jo 11 Wallace town Clerk 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the afore s d Record was Read and aproved of by the s d 
proprietors, to Jo 11 Pinkerton and his assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry Dec br 1737 
Then laid out to the proprietors 24: acers of land laying 
East of muse Hill, and bounded begining at the nor West 
Corner of William Aiken's land at a stake and stones then 
S: E: 75 Rhods bounding by marked trees on s d Aiken's land 
then N: E: 115 Rhods to the fourteen acer Brook bounding 
on James Clark's second Division then nor westerly up s d 



344 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Brook or meadow 50 Rhods, then South westerly to the head 
of s d meadow to a Stake and Stones, then S: W: 15: Rhods to 
the bounds first mentioned Exclusive of the laid out meadow 
note there is one acer of land in s d bounds Reserved for a 
high way to the town 

Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 
Jo n Wallace 

Com tee 
Recorded this 2 th of June 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June l rt 
1738 the afore s d Record was Read and approved of by the 
s d proprietors and to be Convey'd by a Good Deed accord- 
ing to law, to James Clark and his assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clark 

Londonderry Dec br 1737 
Then laid out to the proprietors 8: acers of land laying at 
Muse Hill Bounding on samuell Dickeys land at a stake and 
stones standing on the meadow bounds James moors peart of 
the fourteen acer meadow, then S: W 15 Rhods to the line 
of David morison's land, then N: W: 34: Rhod's to a stake and 
stones bounding on s d morison's land then N: E: 48: Rhods 
to a stake and stones bounding on s d Dickeys land then S: E: 
to the afore s d meadow then bounding on the s d meadow to 
the bounds first mentioned note there is half an acer of land 
in s d bounds for a high way to the town 

Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 
Jo n Wallace 

Com 1 " 
Recorded this 2 th of June 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the afores d Record was Read and approved of by the 
s d proprietors and to be Conve'd by a Good Deed according 
to law, to Samuell Dickey and his assigns for Ever 

Attest P Jo n Wallace town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 845 

Londonderry Jan 17 5 th 1737/8 
Then laid out to the proprietors and to James Clark 14 
acers of land laying at the N: E: Corner of Jo n M cc Connughes 
mendment land and Joyning to s d Clark's land, and is 
bounded on the N: E: Corner of s d M co Connughes land, thence 
S: 110: Rhods, then N: E: B: N: to James Morisons meadow, 
then N: W: to the bounds first mentioned, note there is Eight 
acers and a half of the proprietors land in s d bounds at the 
loer End of s d land and the other five acers and ahalf is full 
Settisefaction to James Clark for the land of that high way 
that gos from the old meeting House to Cap* Greggs mill, 
note there is half an acer in s d bounds Reserved for a high 
way to the town where they See Cause to lay it out 

Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 
Jo 11 Wallace 

Com tee 
Recorded this 9 th of June 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town C:k: 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the afore s d Record was Read and approved of by the s d 
proprietors to James Clark and his assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry Jan 17 1737/8 
The bounds of a peace of land that Robert Anderson 
bought from the proprietors of s d Londonderry, Begining at 
the nor west Corner of James Anderson land which is mend- 
ment land then W: S: W: 44: Rhods to a stake and stones 
bounding on the Comon land then S: b: W: 70: Rhods to a 
stake and stones bounding on the Comon land then E: b: N": 
20: Rhods to a stake standing on the line of James Ander- 
sons land bounding on y e -Comon land then N: N: E: 90 Rhods 
bounding on s d Andersons land to the bounds First mentioned 
s d bounds Containing ten acers and three Quarters togither 
with half an acer for a high way to the town in s d bounds 

Jo n Archibald 
Jo n Wallace 
James Rodgers 

Com tee 
Recorded this 3* of June 1738 P Jo n Wallace town Clerk 



346 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the fore going Record was Read and approv'd of by s d 
proprietors and to be Conved by a Good Deed according to 
law to Robert Anderson and his assigns for Ever 

Attest P Jo n Wallace town C:k: 

Londonderry Jan ry 1737/8 
The bounds of a peace of land that Nathaniel Cochran 
bought from the proprietors of Londonderry, Begining at the 
most Easterly Corner of Jo n and James Doacks mendment 
land then N: W: 55: Rhods to astake and stones bounding on 
s d mendmet land then E: N: E: 70 Rhods to a stake and 
stones which is the Corner of Robert Andersons land and 
bounding on the Comon land then S: b: W: bounding on s d 
Andersons land 70: Rhods to a stake and stones then W: b: S: 
25: Rhods to s d Doakes land to a Reed oak tree marked then 
N: E: to the first bounds Containing twelve acers and one 
Quarter with half an acer of land in s d bounds for a high way 
to the town where they See Cause in s d bounds 

Jo n Archibald 
Jo n Wallace 
James Rodgers 

Com** 
Recorded this 3 th of June 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the fore Going Record was Read and approved of by the 
s d proprietors and to be Conved to Nathaniell Cochran by a 
Good Deed according to law to s d Cochran and his assigns 
for Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry Ap r 10 th 1734 
Then laid out to Hendrey Green Eleven acers of land which 
is in full for two acers and a half 26: Rhods that his horn lot 
wanted and also Setisfection for 26: Rhods of fence that is on 
his horn lot, s d land laying to the south of s d horn lot the 
bounds of s d land begins at awhite oak tree marked from 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 347 

thence Euning N: W: 25 Ehods and bounding on the pond 
meadow bounds to astake & stones from thence Euning S: 
W: 53 Ehods to a steake and stones standing in a swamp and 
bounding on Andrew Cochran's land and others, from thence 
Euning S: E: to the pond meadow bounds and bounding on s d 
pond and meadow bounds to the bounds first mentioned, note 
there an half acer of land in s d bound for a high way to the 
tpwn 

Jo n Wallace 
Jo n Archibald 
James Eodgers 

Oom tee 
Eecorded this 14 th of June 1738 F Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the afore s d Record was Eead and approved of by the 
proprietors afore s d for the Benefite and use of the s d Green 
and His assigns for Ever, 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry 9 br 1728 
Then laid out to Eobert Wear sixty four acers of land lying 
S: E: of Cobats pond and is bounded: on the west by a heep 
of stones on the bank of the s d pond from thence Euning S: 
E: 320: Ehods bounding on Willsons land to a stake and 
stones & from thence Euning N": E: 31 Ehods to a stake and 
stones from thence Euning N: W: to the afore s d pond to a 
pitch pine tree marked and bounding on Will m Nicolses 
land from thence Euning south Westerly bounding on s d pond 
to the bounds first mentioned there being land alowed within 
6 d bounds for two high ways a Cross s d lot Exceeding six 
Ehods wide w c lot is in full sratisf action for his amendment 
and twenty acer adition 

Jo 11 Wallace 
Jo 11 Archibald 
Jo 11 Mitchell 

Com tee 
Eecorded this 14 th of June 1738 P r Jo 11 Wallace town 
Clerk 



348 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

At a meeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the afore s d Record was Read and approved of by the 
s d proprietors for the said wear's Benefit and his assigns for 
Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry June 3 th 1735 
Then laid out to the orignall Right of Mark Hunkens 26 
acers of land for 20: acers of Good land which is mendment 
land and on acer of high way land taken off his horn lot, and 
is bounded begining at a Great hamlock tree marked south 
on Cobats pond and Runing south East to a meadow then 
south West to Hendrey Green's land then nor West to Cobats 
pond to a small Reed oak tiee marked standing on s d pond 
then nor East by s d pond to the bounds first mentioned six- 
teen Rhod wide there being one acer Reserved in said bounds 
for a high way to the town wher they see Cause in s d land 
Also laid out to the s d Right twenty two acers of land for 
twelve acers of Good land which is teen acers of a adition land 
and one acer of want of high way land and is bounded as fol- 
loweth begining at Cobats pond at a Great Hamlock tree 
marked standing on the brink of s d pond then south West 
by s d pond twelve Rhods to a Reed oak tree marked then 
south East 290 Rhods to a stake & stones then nor East 12: 
Rhods to a stake and stones and bounding on the Comon land 
then nor West to the bounds first mentioned at s d pond, note 
there is one acer of land in s d bounds Reserved for a high way 
to the town 

Jo n Wallace 
Jo 11 Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com tee 
Recorded this 14 th of June 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town 
Clerk 

at ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry Jun: 1 th 
1738 the afore s d Record was Read and approved of by s d 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 349 

proprietors, for the above s d Hunkens Benefit and his assigns 
fox Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry Dec br 4 th 1734 
Then laid out to the orignall Eight of Jo 11 Given one hun- 
dred and twenty acers of land for 47: acers of Good land 
which is teen acers of adition land and fifteen acers of mend- 
ment land and one acer of hig'h way land and also three acers 
of mendment Land which belongeth to Jonathan Taylors lot 
s d land lyeth in Londonderry on the East side of Goldings 
Brook and is bounded at a Great Bock at the East Corner 
then Runing north one hundred/ and twenty three Rhods to 
s d Goldings Brook, then begining at s d Bock and Runing west 
south west 160: Rhods to Goldings meadow, s d land half a 
mill long 123 Rhods wide bounded on the East by Rob* 
Armstrongs land on the south by the Comon and on the West' 
and north by the s d Brook and meadow, note there is four 
acers of land 1 Reserved for a hig'h to the in s d bounds 

James Rodgers 
Jo n Archibald 
Jo n Wallace 

Com^ 
Recorded this 14 th of Jun 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June l tB 
1738 the afore s d Record was Read and approved of by the s d 
proprietors for the s d Given and Taylor's Benefits and their 
assigns for Ever, 

Attest F Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry nov 1 * 22 th 1728 
Then laid out to the orignall Right of James M c Nealls lot 
two Hundred and two acers of land which is in full for the 
amendment of s d Right and the one half of Will m Campbels 
Right which is now in posesion of James Gilmor also for the 
high way which is laid out on s d Right w° land lyeth near 
Brandy Rock and is bounded on the: W: E: by a stake and 



350 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

stones which is the Corner bounds of James Rodgers land, 
from thence Runing S: E: about 316: Rhods and bounding on 
s d Rodgers land to a stake and stones from thence Runing S: 
W: about 101 Rhods to a stake standing in a swamp from 
thence Runing N: W and bounding on Jo n Mitchells land to 
a stake which stands on the line of Allen Andersons land 
from thence Runing north bounding on s d Andersons land to 
a stake which stands on the line of Will™ Cochrans land from 
thence bounding on s d Cochran's land as the ^ne of s d Coch- 
ran's land is Run to the bounds first mentioned there being 
land alowed within s d bounds for one high way a Cross s d 

land four Rhods wide 

Jo n Archibald 
Jo n Mitchell 

Com tee 
Recorded this 14 th of June 1738 P r Jo 11 Wallace town 
Clerk 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the fore Going Record was Read and approved of by the 
proprietors afore s d for the Benefit of the s d M c Neall and 
Campbel and their assigns for Ever, 

Attest P r Jo 11 Wallace town C: k: 

Londonderry June 5 th 1730 
Then laid out to Joseph Simmonds one hundred & Eighty 
acres of land, which land is in full for twenty one acers of 
mendment land and five acers of adition land s d land lying 
West of Beaver Brook Joyning Robert Boyes land on s d 
Brook, and is Bounded Begining at a pitch pine tree marked 
J: P: standing by the s d Brook thence Runing N W: B: W: 
72 Rhods by marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked and 
bounding on s d Boyes land thence Runing S: W: B: S 224: 
Rhods by marked trees to a Reed oak tree marked J: P: and 
bounding on s d Boyes land thence Runing S: E: B E by 
marked trees to the s d Brook and Bounding on the Comon 
land thence Bounding up s d Brook to the bounds first men- 
tioned, note that there is five acers of land in s d bounds Re- 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 351 

served for a high way to the town also note that all the laid 
out meadows in s d bounds is Eeserved to their owners 

Jo n Wallace. 
Jo n Archibald 
James Eodgers 

Com tee 
Recorded this 14 th of June 1738 P r Jo 11 Wallace town 
Clerk 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the afore s d Record was Read and approved of by the s d 
proprietors for the Benefit of the s d Simmonds and his assigns 
for Ever, 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town C: k: 

Londonderry July 29 th 1729 
Then laid out to William Thompson apond of meadow lay- 
ing on the Westerly side of Butterfelds Rock, said pond 
Bounding on the upland Round as wi'ttness our hands 

Jo n Mitchell 
Jo n Bell 

Allen Anderson 

Com tee 

Recorded this 14 th of June 1738 P r Jo 11 Wallace town 
Clerk 

Londonderry July 25 th 1723 
Laid out to Elies Cois one quarter of an acer of meadow 
be it more or less which lote lyeth below leverets meadow and 
is bounded by stakes on Robert Boyes meadow and so down 
to the lower End of the meadow bound to a Reed oak tree 
on the upland on the one side and a white oake tree on the 
other 

David Cargill 
Allen Anderson 
Jo 11 Bell 
Jo n Mitchell 

Com tee 
Recorded this 14 th of June 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 



352 MANCHESTER JIISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry July 9 th 1735 
Laid out to Jonathan Taylor a quarter of an acer of 
meadow being in full of what that lot draws to make it Equal 
with other lots, bounded as followeth begining at a white oake 
tree marked M and then Euning Cross the meadow by stakes 
to a pitch pine tree marked and then Euning Down the 
meadow to a white oak tree marked W and then Euning Cross 
the meadow to a white oak tree marked upon the East side of 
the meadow bounded upon the upland to the tree first men ed 

Jo n Bell 
Jo 11 Mitchell 
Allen Anderson 

Com tee 
Eecorded this 15 th of June 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry march 17 th 1737 
Then laid out to Hugh Montgomery seventy two acers of 
land for thirty six acers of Good land w ch is twenty acers of 
adition land and Eigh acers of mendment land s d land lieth' 
north of Island Pond & is bounded as foloweth Begining at 
a stake and stones at the Corner of Eobert Boyeses land from 
thence Euning south on Kingstown line 72: Ehods by marked 
trees to a maple tree marked, then West by marked trees to 
Quarel meadow Brook then up s d Brook and meadow bounds 
to the line of s d Boyes land then Euning East by marked 
trees bounding on s d Boyes land 120 Ehods to the bounds first 
mentioned on Kingstown line and is bounded on the north by 
Boyes land and on the East by Kings town & on south by 
Comon & on West by the Quarel meadow and Brook note 
there is three acers and a half in s d bounds Eeserved for* a 
high way to the town where they see Cause to lay it out in 
s d land 

James Eodgers 
Jo Wallace 

Com tee 
Eecorded this 30 th of Ju e 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town C:k: 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 353 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the fore Going Record was Read and approved 1 by s d 
proprietors for the afore s d montgomey's and his assigns fo* 
Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry Dec br 6 th 1730 
Then laid out to Andrew Spalding ninty acers of land which, 
is in full for six acers of mendment land and twenty acers of 
Adition land, s d land lying north of Matthew Clarks land at 
Bear meadow and is bounded on the south by a walnut tree 
marked 1 thence Runing West 340: Rhods by marked trees to 
a white oak tree marked M: C: and bounding on s d Clarks 
land thence Runing north 40 Rhods to a stake and stones and 
bounding on the Comon land thence Runing East by marked 
trees to a broad Rock and heep of stones and bounding on 
the Comon land! thence Runing south to the bounds first 
men 1 * 1 and bounding on the Comon land note there is four 
acers and a half of land in s d bounds for a high way Reserved 
for the town 

Jo n Wallace 
Jo n Archibald 
James Rodger 

Com 1 " 5 
Recorded this 8 th of June 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the fore Going Record was Read and appro v'd by the 
proprietors afore s d for the afore s d Andrew Spalding's Ben- 
efit and his assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry Nov br the 30 th 1736 
Then laid out to Abraham Holms ninty acers of land for 
28: acers of Good land, which is 13: acers of mendment land, 
said land layeth north of Bear meadow in s d town, begining 
at a pine tree marked standing at a meadow that gos by the 
Name of Callwalls meadow, then West 163: Rhods to a 
mepall tree marked then north 103: Rhods by marked trees 
to a stake and stones, then East 163: Rhods to a pich pine 



354 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

tree marked J H, then south to the bounds first mentioned 
note there is four acers of land in s d bounds Reserved 
for a high way to the town wher they see Caus to lay it out 
in s d land, and this with some land in Cannady is full setis- 
faction for the amendment land of the afore s d Holms, note 
all the Corners is marked J H 

Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 
Jo n Wallace 

Com tee 
Recorded this 8 th of 'Sep br 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

at ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the fore Going Record or Retorn was Read and approv'd 
by the Proprietors afore s d for the afore s d Abraham Holms 
Beneflte and his assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londondery Nov br 30 th 1736 
Then laid out to Abraham Holms ninty acers of land for 
twenty two acers of Good land, which is for Eleven acers of 
menclment land said land is situat and layeth in Londonderry 
aforesaid southwest of the five and twenty acer meadow be- 
gining at a pitch pine tree marked standing on the line of 
David morison's land, from thence S: W: b: S: 166: Rhods 
by marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked J H, from thence 
S: E: 82 Rhods by marked trees to a pitch pine tree marked 
J H and bounding on the Comon land, thence N: E: b: N: to 
the five and twenty acer meadow to a stake and stones, then 
up s d meadow bounds 39: Rhods to s d morisons land 'then S: 
W: about twenty five Rhods to a pitch pine tree marked, then 
N: W: to the Bounds first mentioned note that there is four 
acers of land in s d bound Reserved for a high way to the town 
where they see Caus to lay it out, also note that the laid out 
meadow in s d bounds is Reserved to there owners 

Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 
Jo n Wallace 

Com te8 
Recorded this 8 th of sep br 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 355 

At ameeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the fore Going Record was Read and approved by the 
afore said proprietors for the fore s d Abraham Holms Benefite 
and his assigns for Ever, 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry Nov br 16: 1737 
Then laid out to Sam 11 Greves twenty acers of land for six 
acers of Good land which is three acers of mendment land, 
and layeth in Londonderry afore s d at a place Called littel 
stone Dam, and is Bounded 1 as followeth Begining at a stake 
and stones, which is the south East Corner of land formerly 
Jonathan Butterfield's and now in the possesion of Sam 11 Todd, 
then Runing S: W: b: S: sixty Rhods to a stake and stones 
and bounding on s d Todd's land, then N": W: b W: to the 
Cornor of David CargilTs land then S: W: b: S: 120 Rhods 
bounding on s d CargilFs land and part on the Comon, then S: 
E: b: E: 60: Rhods by marked trees to a stake and stones, 
then N: E: to the meadow bounds and Bounding on the 
bounds of littel stone dam meadow to the bounds first men- 
tioned, note there is one acer of land in s d bounds Reserved 
for a high way to the town where they see Cans in s d tract 
of land 

James Rodgers 
Jo n Archibald 

Jo n Wallace 

Com tee 

Recorded this 8 th of sep br 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

At a meeting of the proprietors of Londonderry June 1 th 
1738 the fore Going Record was Read and approved of by the 
proprietors afore s d for the Benefite of the s d Graves and his 
assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo 11 Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry March 1737 
Then laid out 'to His Excellency Sam 11 Shut Esq r late Gov 1 
of Newhampshire : by virtue of His Name being Entered in 



356 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the schedule of our Charter for Londonderry a farm of five 
hundred acers which we have laid out near Buck hide meadow 
in s d town and is bounded as followeth Begining at Beaver 
Brook at a pine tree marked thence Runing East two hundred 
Ehods to a pine tree marked and bounding on land laid out 
to Jo 11 m l Conechy thence Runing South Sixty Rhods to a 
stake and s'tones and bounding on the Comon land thence 
Runing southwest and be south two hundred & thirty six 
Rhods to the Corner of land laid out to David Creaig thence 
bounding on s d Creaigs land South East and be East Ninty 
Rhods and bounding on the afore said Creaigs land to a 
stake and stones thence Runing southwest and be south thirty 
six Rhods to a stake and s'tones thence Runing west one hun- 
dred and twenty Rhods and bounding on the Comon land, 
thence Runing north two hundred and seventy Rhods to 
astake and stones near the East side of Buck hide meadow 
bounding partly upon Cor 11 Westbrooks land and partly upon 
M r Bening Wentworths land, thence Runing west to the afore 
said Beaver Brook to a pine tree marked standing by or near 
the great Bend of the afore s d Beaver Brook where it Runs 
west, thence Runing up the afore s d Brook as the Brook 
Runs to the bounds first mentioned, all which will plainly 
appear by the plan of s d farm Exclusive of the laid out 
meadows laying in the afores d bounds which is Reserved to 
their owners, note that there is fifteen acers of land Reserved 
in s d bounds for a high way to the town where it may be most 
Convenient to lay out a Road through s d land 

Jo n Wallace 
Jo 11 Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com tee 
Recorded this 21 th of oct br 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

at the adjornment of ameeting of the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry held at the old meeting House oct br the 11 th 1738. 
the Return of the fore Going Record was Read and approved 
of by s d proprietors for the Benefite of the afore said Shut 

and his assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 357 

Londonderry March 1736 
Then laid out to the originall Eight of Co 11 Thomas West- 
brook two Hundred & fifty aeers of land for forty two acers 
of Good land which is twenty acers of adition land and twenty 
one acers of mendment land, and layeth in Londonderry 
aforesaid upon the Easterly side of Beaver Brook near Buck 
hide meadow. Bounded as followeth. begining at the north 
East Corner of Sam 11 Graves mendment land at a pine tree 
marked, from thence Euning west one hundred & Seventy 
Eight Ehods by marked trees to Beaver Brook, thence Eun- 
ing up s d Brook as s d Brook runs northerly one hundred and 
twenty Ehods to a white oak tree marked near the afore s d 
Brook, thence Euning East by marked trees two hundred and 
ninty Ehods to a stake and stones and bounding on the 
Comon land, thence Euning south one hundred and ninty 
Ehods by marked trees and bounding on the Comon land to 
a stake and stones on the line of the afore said Greaves land, 
thence Euning west ninty Ehods to a stake and stones thence 
Euning north west and be north to the bounds first men- 
tioned. Exclusive of the laid out meadows, note there is 
Eleven acers of land Eeserved in said bounds to the town for 
a high way where they see Cause to lay, out s d high way 

Jo n Wallace 
Jo n Archibald 
James Eodgers 

Com tee 
Eecorded this 23 th of oct br 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

At the adjornment of ameeting of the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry held at the old meeting House oct br the 11 th 1738. 
the Eeturn of the fore Going Eecord was Eead and approved 
of by the afore s a proprietors for the Benefit of the above said 
Westbrook and his assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo 11 Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry October 1738 
Then laid out to Jo n Goffe Jun r a home lot of thirty acers 
and is situat and layeth in Londonderry nor west of a place 



358 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Called Ledy hill and is bounded as followeth Begining at the 
nor East Corner of Jo n Gregges mendment and adition land 
at a burch tree: then nor East & be East to a Reid oak tree 
which is the Corner of Greves pond, then Easterly by said 
pond to a stake (and stones, then nor nor East 28 Rhods 
bounding on s d pond to a stake and stones then south south 
East to the side of James Doaks lot: then south to the Corner 
of s d Doaks home lot to a pine tree marked, then East to the 
thirteen aeer meadow, then by the meadow bounds to the 
Corner of Jo n Grays land southerly by the line of s d Jo u Grays 
27 Rhods to a small whit oak tree standing on the side of 
Ledy hill then west nor west sixteen Rhods to a stake and 
stones, then south south west to Rumly mash meadow bounds, 
then norwesterly by s d meadow and Run of watter to the lower 
Rumly mash meadow then by s d meadow bounds to the line 
of the afore mentioned Jo 11 Greggs mendment & adition land, 
note there is three acers of land within s d bounds Reserved for 
a high way to the town where they see Caus to lay it out in 

s d bounds 

Jo n Wallace 
Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com tee 
Recorded this October 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

at the adjornment of a meeting of the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry held at the old meeting house October the 11 th 1738 
the Return of the fore Going Record was Read and approv'd 
of by the afore said proprietors for the Benefit of the fore 
Named Jo n Goffe Jun r and his assigns for Ever 

Attest p r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry October 1738 
Pursuant to an agreement With Jo n GofTe Jun r and the 
proprietors of s d Londonderry about a full Share or propriety 
in sd town that he Claimes by Reason of his Name being En- 
tered in the Scheddell of our Charter of s d Londonderry there 
is laid out to the afore s d Jo n Goffe Jun r two hundred and 



EARLY KECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 359 

seventy five acers of land which is in full satisfaction for all 
the Claimes Reights Challengess or Demand's of land that he 
the s d Jo 11 Goffe Jun r Can make or Demand off the proprie- 
tors of s d Londonderry for Ever or his assigns, and is Bounded 
Begining at the south west Corner of Jo 11 Senters land near 
Butterfields meadow then north 138 Rhods by marked trees 
to a Reed oak tree marked and bounding on s d senters land, 
thence Runing west 60: Rhodes to a pitch pine tree marked S 
R. then south 294 Rhods to a popler tree marked and bound- 
ing on the Comon land, then East 60: Rhods to a stake and 
stones bounding on the Comon land then north 12: Rhods to 
a stake and stones, then East 160: Rhods to a stake and 
stones standing at the Bounds of David morisons meadow 
then noreasterly by the bounds of s d meadow to a pine tree 
marked standing on the bounds of Jo 11 and Benj™ 11 Willsons 
meadow then north to the line of s d Senter's land bounding 
on the Comon land then west to the bounds first mentioned 
Exclusive of the laid out meadtows in s d Bounds note there is 
13 acers of land in s d bounds for a high way to the town 

Jo n Archibald 
Jo 11 Wallace 
James Rodgers 

Com tee 

Recorded October 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

at the adjornment of ameeting of the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry held at the old meeting October the 11 th 1738 the 
afore Going Record was Read and appro Vd off by the afore 
said proprietors for the Benefit of the fore Named Jo n Goffe 
Jun r and his assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry feb ry y e 8 th 1738/9 
Then Rec d of the 'Selectmen of Londonderry an order upon 

Will™ Humphry town Constable for twenty six pounds 

Eight Shillings it being the full of what the proprietors voted 

to me I Say Rec d P r me Jo n Goffe Jun r 

Recorded this tenth day of feb 17 1738/9 P r Jo n Wallace 

town Clerk 



360 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry December 21 th 1734 
Then laid out to Will m Humphra nine acers of land in 
Quantity which is Eight acers in Quallity which is part of s d 
Humphra's second Division, which land layeth on the south 
side of that high way that Gos to Leverats Bridge and Joyns 
on James Nickels horn lott Begining at a stake and stones 
on the bounds of said high way thence Runing W: b: S: to 
Allixander Nickels lott by marked trees to a stake and stones 
and bounding on s d James Nickels land from thence south 
ninteen Rhodte and a half to astake and stones and bounding 
on s d Allex r Nickels land, from thence East and be nor to 
Governour Wentwirth's farm to a stake and stones, thence 
north to the bounds first mentioned note there is half an acer 
of land in s d bounds Reserved for a high way to the town 
where they See Cause to lay it out with in said bounds 

Jo n Archibald 
Jo n Wallace 

Com tee 
Recorded Decm br 12 th 1738 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

At ameeting of y* proprietors of s d Londonderry June y e 
1 th 1738 the Return of the fore Going Record was Read and 
approved off by s d proprietors for the Benefit of the above sd 
Will m Humphra and his assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry June y e 22 th 1730 
laid out to Sam 11 Huston twenty Rhods of meadow laying 
in Rough Swamp according to the vew of the Com tee of 
meadows Judgment bounding on Matthew Clarks meadow 
and on the Commons at the lower End 

Jo n BeU 

Allan Anderson 

Jo n Mitchell 

Com** 
Recorded this 5 th Day of July 1739 P Jo n Wallace town 
Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 361 

Londonderry March y e 3 th 1739-40 
Then laid out to the origannall Rights of George Clark and 
Tho 8 Clark thirty five acres of land, which is in full setisfec- 
tion for what high ways is now upon the horn lot of the afore 
said Clark's land, and also for what high way was a wanting 
on the amendment lands of the s d Clark's, now in the pos- 
sesion of James & Matthew Reid, the afore s d thirty five acres 
of land lyeth near Dray pond so Called, and is bounded Be- 
gining at astake standing on the line of David Creaig's land, 
then Runing nor East & be nor thirty Rhods to a meadow, 
then by s d meadow bounds to a stake and stones standing on 
the bounds of Hugh Willsons meadow, then south East & be 
East to the six acre meadow brook, then southerly by s d brook 
& meadow to the line of Allex r Mkels land then by s d line 
to Cap 1 Cargills or Will m KTutts land, then nor East & be East 
Fifty Rhods to a small pine tree marked, then nor West & be 
West one Hundred & sixty Rhods to the Bounds first men- 
tioned Be it more or less note there are one acre and a half 
of land in s d Bounds Reserved for a high way to the town 

Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com tee 
Recorded July y e 2 th 1740 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

At a meeting of the proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of s d Town march y e 5 th 1730-40 the Return of the fore 
going Record was Read and approven off by s d proprietors, for 
the use and Benefit of the above s d Clarks and their assigns 
for Ever 

Attests P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry March 30 th 1737 
Then laid out to Abraham Holms twenty acres of land be 
it more or less which is his adition land, and is Situat and 
lyeth in Londonderry afore s d at a meadow Called Goldings 
meadow, and is bounded as followeth begining at a great 
Rock at the north East Corner which is the Corner of land 



362 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

laid out to the origanall Right of Jo n Given, from thence 
Euning west South west one hundred & Sixty Rhods to th6 
s d Goldings meadow then southerly on the meadow bounds 
seventy Ruods to a pitch pine tree, from thence East nor East 
one hundred & sixty Rhods by marked' trees to a stake an3 
stones, from thence Runing north to the fore mentioned Rock 
bounded on the south by Comon land, on the East by Rob* 
Armstrongs land, on the north by s d Givens land, and on the 
west by the meadow, Containing seventy acres in Quantity, 
note there is three acres Reserved for a high way to the town 
where they see Cause within s d bounds 

Jo n Wallace 
James Rodgers 
Jo 11 Archibald 

Com tee 
Recorded march 31 th 1740 P r Jo n "Wallace town and pro- 
prietors Clerk 

At a meeting of the proprietors Freeholders and Inhabi- 
tants of s d Londonderry, march the 5 th 1739-40 the Return 
of the fore going Record was Read and approven off for the 
use and Benefit of the above s d Holms and his assigns for 
Ever, 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town & pro" Clerk 

Londonderry Nov br y e 7 th 1736 
Then laid out to Stephen Peirce & Samuel 1 Morison thirty 
acres of land for ten acres & three Quarters of Good land, the 
s d Stephen Peirce's peart of y e Xrood land is for three acres 
and one hundred & forty Rhods for want of homsted the s d 
Samuell Morison's peart of the Good land is three acres of 
mendment land, s d land lyeth northerly off bear meadow and 
is bounded by a pine tree marked which is the Corner of 
Abraham Holmses land then Runing west one hundred & 
Sixty Rhods to a stake & stones then south thirty Rhods to a 
stake and stones bounding on the Comon land then East to 
Calwell's meadow, then Bounding on s d meadow to the bounds 
first mentioned, note there is one acre and a half Reserved for 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 363 

a high way to the town where they see Cause within s d 

Bounds 

Jo 11 Archibald 
James Eodgers 
Jo n Wallace 

Com tee 

Eecorded march 31 th 1740 P r Jo n Wallace town & proprie- 
tors Clerk 

At a meeting of the proprietors Freeholders & Inhabitants 
of Londonderry, march the 5 th 1739-40 the Keturn of the 
above Eecord was Eead and approven by the s d proprietors for 
the Benefit of the s d peiree & morison and their assigns for 
Ever, 

Attests P r Jo n Wallace town & proprietors Clerk 

Londonderry March y e 1 th 1739-40 
Then laid out to y e origneall Eight of Jo n Given fifteen 
acres of mendment land and ten acres of adation land, s d 
mendment land lyeth at the Southerly Corner of Cobats pond, 
And is bounded ais followeth Begining at a stake and stones 
standing at the South west Corner thence north 100 Ehods 
to a stake & stones Bounding on Comon land & Abraham 
Holms land, then East nor East 77 Ehods to a stake and 
stones, then north to s d pond then Sixty 4 Ehods by the pond 
to Hendrey Greens land, then South East Ehods to a 

stake and stones, then South West to the first Bounds note 
there are four acres for a High Way to the town within s d 
Bounds the bounds of the adition land above said is, Begining 
at astake and stones standing at flat Eock Brook then East 80 
Ehods to a Stake and Stones bounding on the Comon land 
then South 84. Ehods to an elm tree marked, then West to 
M r M c Keens land to a stake and stones, then north to the 
Bounds first mentioned, note there is also 2 acres within s d 
Bounds for a High way to the town 

Jo n Archibald 
James Eodgers 
Jo n Wallace 

Com tee 
Eecorded this fifteen of Jan 17 1740/41 P r Jo 11 Wallace town 
Clerk 



364 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



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At the adjommen of a meeting of y e proprietors of s 
L:Derry Sep br 30 th 1740 the fore Going Return was Read and 
approven by s d proprietors for y e Benefite of y e s d Jo n Given 
and his assigns for Ever, 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry June y e 14 th 1733 
Then laid out to Jo n m u Conechy a piece of meadow to 
make up his meadow Equall or Equivolent to other proprie- 
tors meadows, and lys in that meadow w c gos by the Name of 
plunder meadow, and is bounded by a pitch pine tree marked 
on Each Side of the meadow marked M. which is Abell Mer- 
rill's bounds, and stakes in the meadow, and so up s d meadow 
on Each side of the Brook to a pitch pine tree marked I: 
M: and astake in the meadow and a Dry pine on the Westerly 
Side of s d meadow w c trees & stakes Bounds David Creaigs 

meadow 

Jo n Bell 
Jo n Mitchell 
Allan Anderson 

Com tee 
Recorded this 28 th of July 1740 P Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry July y e 17 th 1723 
Laid out to Robert Achimuty Esq T one acre & an half of 
meadow be it more or less. w c is y t Caled Daltons meadow 
lying on y e South of y e Brook w°. runs into Island a pond 
Bounded at y e lower End by a White Oak tree Marked & a 
stake in y e meadow & upwards to y* uper End of s d Doltons 
meadow Including what lyeth on y e South of y e Brook 

David Cargill 
Jo 11 Mitchell 
Jo 11 Bell 
Allan Anderson 

Com tee 
Recorded y e above Return this 9 th Day of Sep br 1740 P r Jo n 
Wallace Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 365 

Londonderry Sep br y 6 15 th 1740 
Then laid out to Kobert Weir thirty five acres & fifty Eight 
Rhods of land, Which is in full for thirty one acres of his Sec- 
ond Division s d land lying Bounding on y e South of Will™ 
Greggs Second Division & is Bounded Begining at a stak & 
stones standing at y e South West angle of s d Greggs land 
thence Riming South fifty two Rhods to a stake & stones 
thence Runing East one hundred & nine Rhods to a Deed 
white oak tree and Bounding on Nathan m c Farland's land 
thence Euning north to a white oak tree marked thence West 
to y e Bounds first mentioned bounding on s d Greggs land, 
note there is one acre & three Quarters of an acre Reserved in 
s d Bounds for a high way to y e town 

James Rodgers 
Jo n Wallace 

Com tee 
Recorded Jan 17 14 th 1740/41 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

at the adjornment of a meeting of y e proprietors of s d 
L:Derry Sep br y e 30 th 1740 the fore Going Return was Eead 
& approven off by s d proprietors for y* 5 Benefit of y e s d Rob* 
Weir and his assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry Nov br 1740 
Then laid out to Jo n Archibald Deces'd a piece of meadow 
as a mendment to y* Reight in full for what is alredy laid out 
s d meadow lying in Canaday swamp and is Bounded on y e 
north by Jo n Shills meadow, by a maple tree on the one side 
& a swamp oak tree on the other side and so Bounding on y 6 
upland to a stak which is y e bounds of a lote of meadow laid 
out to Mathew Clark' Deces'd and so bounding on said Clark's 
lote by stakes to y e upland and so Bounding on y 6 upland to 

the Bounds first mentioned 

Allan Anderson 
Jo n Mitchell 
Jo n Bell 

Com tee 
Recorded this 26 th of Nov br 1740 P r Jo 11 Wallace town Clerk 



366 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry March y e 3 th 1739/40 
Then laid out to the origenall Eight of James Nickels De- 
ceased in s d town thirteen acres of mendment land & ten acres 
of adition land s d land lyeth in s d town of L:Derry at Gold- 
ings Brook & is Bounded as followeth Begining at s d Brook at 
a Reed oake tree marked thence nor west & be west one 
Hundred & sixty Rhods to a small pine & heep of stones 
Bounding on y e Comon thence Runing south & be West ninty 
seven Rhods to a Reed oak tree marked & Bounding on y e 
Comon land thence south East & be East to y e s d Golding^ 
Brook then nor Easterly up s d Brook to y e Bounds first men- 
tioned Containing ninty acres be it more or less, note there is 
four acres for a high way to y e town where they see Cause in 
s d tract of land 

Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com tee 
Recorded Jan 17 y e 14 th 1740/41 P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

At y e adjornment of a meetting of y e proprietors of L:Derry 
the fore Going Return was Read & approved off by s d proprie- 
tors for the Benefit of y e afore s d James Nickels and his 
assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry feb* y e 15 th 1728 
Then laid out to Rob 1 Weir Twenty Eight acres of land 
lying Easterly of Beaver Brook, which is in full for four acres 
of want of horn lot & half an acre of high way land & six 
Rhods taken off s d horn lot by the Greave Yeard which land 
is Bounded as followeth Begining at Beaver Brook & Run- 
ing south East by marked trees and Bounding on Merrills 
land to a stake & stones thence Runing South west Eighty 
Rhods and Bounding on Andrew Cochrans land to a pitch 
pine tree marked thence Runing nor west to Beaver Brook 
thence Bounding upwards on s d Brook to y e Bounds first men- 
tioned and Bounding on y e meadow Bounds note y t there is 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 367 

land for a high way in s d Bound's four Rhods wide Cross s d 
land when y e town shall Call for it 

Jo n Wallace 
Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com tee 
Recorded Jan r 14 th 1740/41, P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

at y e adjornment of a proprietory meeting Sep* y e 30 th 1740; 
the fore Going Return was Read & approven by s d proprietors 
for y e Benefit of y e above named Rob 1 Weir and his assigns 
for Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry Jan r 17 th 1737/8 
Then laid out to y e origenall Reight of Sam 11 Greaves three 
acres of mendment land and half an acre of want of horn lots, 
s d land lyeth in Londonderry afore s d neer stone Dam and is 
Bounded as followeth Begining at y e nor East Corner of Will™ 
Thomsons land at a stake & stones then north twenty seven 
Rhods to a small pine tree then West to a stake & stones 
standing on the line of land laid out to y e s d Sam u Greaves 
then south East & be south to a stake & stones, then East one 
hundred & Sixty Rhods to y e Bounds first mentioned Contain- 
ing twenty five acres in Quantity for seven acres of Good 
land note there is one acre of land Reserved for a high way 
to y e town where they see Cause 

James Rodgers 
Jo n Archibald 

Com tee 
Recorded the fore going Return Jan r 14 th 1740/41 P r Jo n 
Wallace town Clerk 

at the adjornment of a proprietors meeting Sep 1 y e 30 ta 
1740 the for Going Return was Read and approven off by s d 
proprietors for y e Benefit of y e s d Greaves and his assigns for 
Ever 

Attests P r Jo n Wallace town Clerk 



368 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry Fe br y 6 29 th 1739/40 
Then laid out to Benj m Keeder a Second Division Contain- 
ing fourty acres be it more or les3 also one acre of high way 
land to Joseph Keeder, s d land lyeth in s d Londonderry wes- 
terly of Beaver Brook meadow & is Bounded as followeth 
Begining at a stake & stones on the line of Marry Willsons 
land then Runing East nor East one hundred & thirty four 
Rhods to a stake & stones & Bounding on s d Willsons land 
and partly on Cristephor Eyrs land then Runing south East 
to Beaver Brook meadow bounds then southerly & Westerly 
by s d meadow Bounds to Aikens Brook where it Gos in to 
Beaver Brook then nor Westerly by y e three acre meadow 
Bounds to y 6 Bounds first mentioned note there is four acres 
for a high way to the town where they see Cause in s d tract 

of land 

Jo n Archibald 

James Rodger 
Jo n Wallace 

Com* 6 
Recorded Jan r 14 th 1740/41 P Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

at the adjornment of a proprietors meeting Sep te 30 th 1740 
the Return fore Going was Read and approved by s d proprie- 
tors for f* Benefit of the above Named Keeders and their 

assigns for Ever 

Attest F Jo n Wallace town Clerk 

Londonderry Dec* 1733 

Province of New Hampshire 

Then laid out to the Hon 11 Rob 1 Achmuty one Hundred & 
fifty five acres of land situate and Being in Londonderry afore 
s d near Wolf hill Butting and Bounding on Island a pond 
which land is full satisfection for seventeen acres of mend- 
ment land & twenty acres of adition land and three acres of 
want of his horn lot and is Bounded as followeth Begining at 
the N: E: Corner Of Jo 11 m c Nealls mendment land at a Reed 
oak tree marked thence Runing Nore East to s d pond then 
Begining at s d tree and Runing South West one Hundred & 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 369 

sixty Eight Rhods by marked trees to a stak & stones & 
Bounding on the a fore s d m c Nealls land now in the possesion 
of Tho s Davidson from thence Riming south East by marked 
trees to the a fore s d pond and Bounding on the Comon land 
thence Bounding on s d pond untill it meet with the Nor East 
line first mentioned note there is six acres of land in s d 
Bounds for a high way or ways to the town as also Exclusive 
of the laid out meadows in s d Bounds 

Jo n Wallace 
Ja s Badgers 
Jo n Archibald 

Com tea 
Recorded this 12 th Day of Fe br 1740/41 

" at a proprietors meeting held at Londonderry old meeting 
House fe br y e tenth 1740/41. the fore Going Return was Read 
and appro ven of by s d proprietors for the use and Benefit of 
the above s d Achmuty and his assigns for Ever and to prevent 
mistaks Concerning the above Return there is six acres of 
mendment land more laid out than what is Returned in the 
list of mendments, there being a mistake in the s d list. viz. 
a 11. acres Wheras it should have ben 17: acres Returned in 
s d list note that this memorandum is Entred at the above s d 
meeting and approven of by s d proprietors, 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town and proprietors Clerk 

Londonderry Jan 17 y e 8 th 1739-40 
Province of New Hampshire 

Then laid out to the Honr 11 Rob 1 Achimuty one Hundred & 
fifty acres of land, by a vote of y e proprietors of s d London- 
derry as by s d vote for that End may more fully appear in 
their Second Book of Records page 88: s d vote bearing Date 
Aprill the 9 th 1736. 

The afore s d land Being full Satisfection for one Hundred 
& Eighteen pounds that the s d Achimuty paid for the proprie- 
tors upon James Wallace Deceas ?d Case The afore s d land 
lying Situate and Being in Londonderry afore s d Bounding on 
the Westerly side of Island a pond, and is Bounded Begining 
at a White Burch tree marked standing near s d pond, from s 



370 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

tree South west 68 Ehods to a stake & stones near a small 
pitch pine tree and Bounding on the Comon land & from s d 
stake nor West two Hundred & fourty Rhods to a stak & 
stones and Bounding on the Comon land, thence nor East one 
Hundred and Eight Rhods to the afore s d Achimuty's a mend- 
ment & adition land to a stake & stones thence south East to 
s d pond Bounding on s d mendment land thence Bounding on 
s d pond to the Bounds first mentioned Exclusive of the laid 
out meadows within s d Bounds note there is Seven acres Re- 
served for highways to the town within said Bounds 

Jo 11 Wallace 
James Rodgers 
Jo 11 Archibald 

Com* 88 
Recorded feb 1 ^ y e 19 th 1740/41 P r Jo 11 Wallace Town & 
proprietors Clerk 

At the adjornment of a meeting of the proprietors of Lon- 
donderry Sep br the 30 th 1740. the fore Going Return was Read 
and approved of by s d proprietors for the Benefit of the afore 
s d Achimuty and his assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace town & proprietors Clerk 

Londonderry June 1728 
Then laid out to Cap 1 Cargill a pice or piceses of meadow as 
a mendment in full for his Reights of meadows in s d London- 
derry, viz. two ponds of meadow y e one lying within the Boun- 
drey of Heamphills land & the other in James Willsons land, 
viz. both s d ponds Bounding all Round on the upland 

Jo n Bell 
Allan Anderson 
Jo n Mitchell 

Com tee 

Recorded this 12 th of May 1741 P r Jo n Wallace town and 
prop" Clerk 

Londonderry June 1735 

Then laid out to Abel Merrel a peace of meadow as a mend- 
i ien1 in full for his Reight of meadow in s d Londonderry s d 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 371 

meadow Laying in a meadow Known by the Name of plonder 
meadow near Jo n Thomsons land in the lower End of s d 
meadow and is Bounded by stakes upon Jo n m* Conacheys 
meadow from thence all Round upon the upland 

Jo n Bell 
Allan Anderson 
Jo n MitcheU 

Com tee 
Recorded this 25 th of Dec 1 " 1741 P r Jo n Wallace town and 
proprietors Clerk 

Londonderry Jan 17 the 7 th 1741-2 
We the under subscribers Being Chosen as a Com tee by the 
proprietors of s d Londonderry at a Meeting of s d proprietors 
Sep br the 13 th 1733, the Records of s d Meeting Being Entered 
in the Second Book of Records for s d town, page. 68, to Reg- 
ollat y e Mistakes in the Schadul of the Cherter of s d town & 
also any Enteres Entered in any of our town Books, Have in 
our capacity serched into a Record Belonging to Jo n m l Clorge 
Elezebeth Willson & mary Willson her Daughter viz. s d Record 
Being a second Division & Eleven acres of mendment land 
Belonging to s d Psons, which Record is to be found in the first 
Book of Records for s d town page. 74. which Record we Judge 
is not fully Entered according to the true Intent & meaning 
of s d Record, therefore we the s d Com tee in our Capacity Do 
hereby authorise & appoynt Jo n Wallace our proprietors Clerk 
of s d town to Enter the following Return in our Second Book 
of Records for s d town, which Return is the true Intent & 
meaning of the above mentioned Record Entered in the first 
Book of Records afore s d page 74. as Witness our hands the 
Day and year a bove 

Jo n Bleair 
Ja s n^Keen 
Ja s Clark 
Jo 11 BeU 
James Gregg 
Jo n Wallace 

Com* 66 
Recorded Jan^ 25 th 1741-2 P r Jo 11 Wallace Clerk 



372 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry March 1722 
Then laid out to Jo 11 m* Clorge Elezabath Willson and Mary 
Willson her Daughter, fifty one acres of land he it more or 
less, lying in the westerly side of the Aikens range being a 
Second Division & Eleven acres of mendment land of a Eight 
they Hold in this town, & is Butted & Bounded as followeth. 
viz. Beginning at the nor west Corner at a pitch pine tree 
marked standing upon the line betwen s d land & the home lot 
originally laid out to s d Right which Jo n m* Clorge now lives 
upon, thence Runing west south west about two Hundred & 
ten Rhods to a popular tree marked & Bounding upon s d m* 
Clorge home lot untill it Come to Ja s Alexander's second Di- 
vision thence Runing south south East by marked trees about 
Sixty five Rhods to astake & Stones & bounding upon s d Alex- 
ander's second Division thence Runing East nor East by 
marked trees about two Hundred & ten Rhods to a stake & 
stones standing in a swamp & Bounding upon Comon land 
thence Runing nor nor west to the Bounds first mentioned & 
Bounding upon land laid out to Will m Eayers 

Jo 11 mMurphy 
Will m Aiken 

Com 166 
Recorded this 25 th of Jan 17 1741:2 P r Jo 11 Wallace Clerk 

Londonderry Dec br 1730 
Then laid out to His Honour Jo n Wentworth Liu* Gover- 
nor of His Maj^ 9 Province of New Hampshire, an a mendment 
of meadow in full for his two acres & three Quarters of 
meadow in s d town Bounding as followeth Begining at a 
maple tree marked.S. so Runing Cross the meadow by stakes 
to a Burch tree marked, from thence Bounding on the up- 
land to a Burch tree marked which Bounds Cor 11 Wheel- 
wrights lot of meadow thence Runing by stakes to a small 
maple tree marked .S. then Bounding on the upland to the 
Bounds first mentioned & Bounding on Jo 11 Shealse's lot of 
meadow, which meadow lyeth in Rugh Swamp meadow 

Jo n Bell 
Allan Anderson 

Com tee 
Recorded this 26 th of Jan 1 * 1741-2 P r Jo 11 Wallace Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 373 

Londonderry March the 27 th 1740 
Then laid out to David Morison Sam 11 Greaves and Sam 11 
Morison Eight acres of Good land, David Morisons part is two 
acres & one Quarter of his home lot.viz. 128 Khods of high 
way land, and one acre and 72 Khods for meadow within s d 
home lot Sam 11 Greaves part is one acre & a half of want of 
home lot, Sam 11 Morisons part is half an acre of mendment 
land, which land lyeth near Stone Dam and is Bounded Be- 
gining at a Black oake tree, then Euning nor west & hy west 
one Hundred & Sixteen Ehods to the line of Will m Thomp- 
sons land to a stake and stones then Begining at the Black 
oake afore s d and Euning nor nor East fourty nine Ehods to 
a stake and stones then nor west & by west to the line of the 
afore s d Thompsons land, then south to the Bounds first men- 
tioned Containing thirty Six acres in Quantity, note there is 
one acre & three Quarters Eeserved within s d Bounds for a 
high way to the town wher they see Cause in s d Bounds 

Jo n Archibald 
Jo n Wallace 
James Eodgers 

Com tee 
Eecorded this 26 th of Jan 17 1741-2 P r Jo 11 Wallace Clerk 

At the adjornment of a meeting of the proprietors of s d 
town Sep br 30 th 1740 the a fore Going Eeturn was Eead & 
approved of by s d proprietors for the Benefit of the above 
Named Psons and their assigns for Ever 

Attest F Jo n Wallace Clerk 

Londonderry July y e 4 th 1741 
Then laid out to the origanel Eight of the after Named per- 
sons.viz. to the Honourable Jo 11 Wentworth Esq r five acres and 
three Quartes of land which his horn lot wanted of measure 
as also four acres and a half of want of home lot the origanel 
Eight of Edwart Procter as also one acre of high way land 
to the Honourable Cor 11 Hunkins Eight also to J Bell's 
Eeight one acre & a Quarter of land it being for high way 
on his mendment land which is full Setisfection for that high- 



374 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

way that Gos from his own House to Canaday and also half 
an acre to Will m Gregg's Right it being for highway land 
taken of his home lot, in all twenty Six of Good land, & lyeth 
in Londonderry afore s d Easterly off Stone Dam and Bounding 
on Golding's meadow and is Bounded as followeth Begining 
at a pine tree marked Standing on the Edge of s d Golding^ 
meadow from thence Runing nor west & by west by marked 
trees one Hundred & Sixty Rhods bounding on land laid out 
to the Right of Ja 8 Nickels to a Deid oake tree, then Runing 
South & by west by marked trees to a white oake tree Seventy 
Eight Rhods then South East & by East one Hundred & Sixty 
Rhods to the afore s d Goldings meadow Bounds then north- 
erly by s d meadow Bounds to the Bounds first mentioned Con- 
taining Seventy acres be the Same more or less, note their is 
three acres Reserved in s d Bounds for high ways to the town 
wher they See Cause in s d tract 

Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 
Jo n Wallace 

Com*" 
Recorded this 3 d Day of feb^ 1741-2 P r Jo n Wallace pro- 
prietors Clerk 

At a meeting of the proprietors of Londonderry feb 17 the 2 a 
1741-2 the a fore Going Return was Read and aproved off by 
s d proprietors for the use & Benefit of the a Bove Named 
Prsons.viz. Jo n Wentworth Edwart Procter Cor 11 Hunkens 
Jo n Bell & Will m Gregg & their assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo n Wallace proprietors Clerk 

Londonderry Decm br the 8 th 1739 
Then laid out thirteen acres & a half of land which the 
Pedlers farm wanted of the measure that is was laid out for, 
which thirteen acres and a, half is full Setisfection for want 
of measure and high ways on s d farm also Eight acres for half 
an acre of Elias Cais horn lot and twenty five Rhods of high- 
way land origaneally Jo n Goffe Jun rs home lot now in the 
possesion of Will m Adams, the afore s d land Joyning on the 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 875 

South west Angle of s d farm and is Bounded Begining at a 
Stake & Stones Standing on the line of Rob* Dinsmors land 
& So Runing East Eighty Six Rhods to a white oake tree 
marked thence South Eighty Six Rhods to a Stake and 
Stones thence nor west to the Bounds first mentioned bound- 
ing on the laid out lands on all Sides or points mentioned 
note there is on acre Reserved in s d Bounds for a highway to 
the town 

Jo n Archibald 
Ja s Rodger s 
Jo n Wallace 

Com tee 
Recorded this 4 th of feb ry 1741-2 P r Jo 11 Wallace proprietors 
Glerk 

At a meeting of the proprietors of Londonderry feb 17 the 
2 d 1741-2 the fore Going Return was Read and a proved off 
by s d proprietors for the Benefit of the above Named persons 
together with the above s d farm and their assigns for Ever 
Attest P r Jo 11 Wallace proprietors Clerk 

A memorandum to be Recorded in the proprietors Book of 
Londonderry: viz: that the meadow Comonly Caled Cobbats 
Pond meadow is laid out in two Equal Shars Betwen George 
& Thomas Clark on the one part & Nehemiah Giffin James 
m^Laughlan & Jonathan Taylor on the other, after the fol- 
lowing manner :viz: Begining as near the midle of the meadow 
as possible Quantity & Quallity Considered at a pitch pine tree 
standing on the south side of s d meadow marked :W: on the 
west sid and :R: on the East sid and thence Runing norward 
by stakes to a stake and stones on the north side of the 
meadow, and that all the meadow on the East of s d stakes is 
the property of s d Clarks & successors & all on the west side 
shall be the property of s d Gifnn m tt Laughlan & Taylors 

Subscribed at Londonderry August y e 14 th 1741 

By Jo n Mitchell 
Allan Anderson 

Com tee 

Recorded this 13 th Day of feb^ 1742-3 P r Jo n Wallace pro- 
prietors Clerk 



376 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Londonderry October the 7 th 1741 
Then laid out to the originall Right of Jo 11 Given three 
acres and a half & twenty Rhods of land it being for high 
was and a peace of meadow in the horn lot that Jo n Creaig 
now lives upon which is in full for seven acres and a Quarter 
of Good land & also three Quarters of an acre of high way 
land to Jo n Goffe Jun r , which land layeth South East of 
Cobbats pond Bounded Begining at a Hamlock tree marked 
at the north East Corner, then South East 300:Rhod to a stake 
and stones, then South west fifteen Rhods to a stake and 
6tones then north west to s d pond and bounding on Cap* m c 
Fedres land then by the pond to the Bound first mentioned 
Containing twenty Eight acres in all note there is 3 Quarters 
of an acre Reserved for a high way or high ways to the town 

Jo n Archibald 
James Rodgers 

Com tee 

At a meeting of the proprietors of Londonderry April 19 th 
1743 the fore Going Return was Read and appro ven off by s d 
Proprietors for the Benefit of the a bove Named persons and 
their assigns for Ever 

Attest p r Jo n Wallace proprietors Clerk 

Londonderry March 1739 
Then laid out to the originall Right of Elies Keyes & 
Joseph Keedder thirty acres of land which is in full for three 
acres & one Hundred Rhods which their horn lots wanted for 
high ways & want of measur which a mounts to seven acres 
and a half & twenty Rhods of Good land, and layeth southerly 
off hittity pond and is Bounded Begining at a stake & stones 
standing on the meadow Bound then Runing west 126: Rhods 
by marked trees to a Bass wood tree marked which is the 
Corner Bounds of land laid out to James m c Keen thence 
Runing north 46: Rhods to a stake & stones Bounding on s d 
M c Keens land then Runing East 67: Rhods to a stake and 
stones & Bounding on land laid out to the originall Right of 
Jo 11 Given then north 82 Rhods to a stake and stones and 



EARLY RECORDS OF LONDONDERRY. 377 

Bounding on s d G-ivens land then East to the above s d pond 
& Bounding on the Comon land, then southerly by s d pond 
and the Brook & meadow to the Bounds first mentioned there 
being two acres Keserved in s d Bounds for a high way or high 
ways to the town 

Jo n Archibald 
Jo 11 Wallace 

Com tee 

At a Meeting of the proprietors of Londonderry April 19 th 
1743 the fore Going Keturn was Eead and approved off by 
s d proprietors for the use & Benefit of s d Keys and Keedder 
and their assigns for Ever 

Attest P r Jo 11 Wallace proprietors Clerk 

Londonderry Agust the 28 th 1742 
then Eeviewed and the first Bounds made by us Confirmed 
to Co u Tho 8 Westbrook apeace of Meadow lying in London- 
derry in Newhampshire Called flat Rock one acre by Estima- 
tion Which is bounded on the southerly side by apece of 
Medow laid out to Richard Wiburd begining at atack on the 
shore of the Madow thence Runing by stakes along s d Wiburds 
Medow to flat Rock Brook thence Running by s d brook to 
apiece of Madow Laid out to Mark Hunkings Esq r thence 
Runing by stacks along said Hunkins Meadow to the shore of 
the Meadow thence Running to the Bounds first mentioned 
given under our hands at Londonderry the Day and year 
above said 

John Mitchell 
Allon Anderson 
John Bell 
Comtee of medows 

Recorded this 23 d Day of July 1743 p r Mo s Barnett propri 18 
Clerk 

Londonderry Agust the 28 th 1742 

Then Reviewed and the former bounds Confirmed to Co 11 
Thomas Westbrook two peaces of Meadow lying in a Meadow 



/ 

378 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Called flatt Rock being in Londonderry in Newhampshire 
Which Contains three quarters of an acre by Estimation and 
are bounded Eastward one apiece of Meadow laid out to 
thence Runing along the shore on Both sides of flact Rock 
Brook as far Westerly as they are Moweable 

given under our hands at Londonderry the day and year 
above said 

John Mitchell 
Allen Anderson 
John Bell 
Comittee for Meadows 
Recorded this 23 th Day of July 1743 P Moses Barnett pro- 
prietors Clerk 



INDEX. 



INDEX. 



Achmutey, Hon. Robert, lot, 70, 364, 

368, 369 (2) 

Adams, Benjamin, widow of, xiv; lot, 

xv 

Israel, lot, xxx 

William, lot, 254, 374 

Aiken, Brook, xxiv (4), xxvi 

Edward, lot, xvii, xix, xxii, 84, 

110 (2), 243 

Family, xx 

James, lot, xvii, xix, 111 (2), 258 

Lot, xviii 

Range, xvi-xxiii, xxv 

Road, xxi (2) 

Samuel, lot, xxvii 

Sawmill, xxv, xxvi 

Nathaniel, lot, 243 

William, xvii, xxii, xix, xxiv; 

lot, 76, 112 (3), 195 

Alexander family, x 

James, vi, xxvi; lot, 34, 98, 

102 (3), 232 

Randel, lot, 55, 136 (2), 137 

(2), 286 

Allison, Samuel, vi; lot, 40, 290, 307 

(2), 319 
Amendments, list of, as viewed in 1726, 

173 
Amoskeag Falls, xxi 



Anderson, Allen, 



vi, xi (2); lot, 208, 

209, 318 

277 



David, lot, 

James, vi, xi; lot 61, 239 

300, 301 

John, xvii; lot 60, 228, 316 

Robert, lot, 345 

Archibald, Ann, lot, 249 

John, lot, 24, 91, 96, 154, 155 

(3), 156 (3), 166, 194, 229, 

365 

Armstrong, Robert, lot, 71, 338 

Ayers, Range, xxii-xxvii 

William, xxiii, xxiv, xxvii; lot 

27, 114 (2), 269, 279 



Baker, John F., xv 

Barnard, or Barnet, John, vi; lot, 22, 

66, 134, 135 (2), 208, 326 (2) 

John, Jr., lot, 133 (2), 134 

(2), 135 (2), 291, 326 (2) 

Barr, John, xv; lot, 94, 148, 149 (2), 

150, 192, 193, 244, 309 

Col. Samuel, xv, xxx, 339, 340 

Bartlett, O. S., xvi 

Bear Meadow, 270, 353 

Beaver Brook, ix, xxvii 

Pond, xiii (2), xiv 



Bell family, xx 

John, xviii; lot, 81, 270, 271, 373 

Blair, Abraham, lot, 163 (2), 164 (2) 

Captain, xv 

Ensign, xv 

James, xv; lot, 49, 139, 140, 185, 

264 

xxxii (3) 

xv ; lot, 49, 117, 118, 

140, 262 

xxvii (2) 

xxvi; lot, 205, 214 

xxiv 

xxvii 

xxvi; lot, xxvii, 214 

24, 25, 205, 283 

xxii 

xviii, xix, 334 

xxx 

xxx 

xxx 

35, 36 (2), 95 (2), 

171 (2), 178, 189 

Boynton, Nathaniel, lot, 265 

Bradfords, xvii 

Bradford, Frank P., xxii 

Buckhide meadow, 326 

Burbank, Sydney, lot, xxvii 

Butterfleld, Jonathan, lot, 51, 180 

Butterfield rock, 357 



James, 
John, ix, 

Bogle, Brook, 

David, 

Lot, 

Mill, 

Thomas, 

Thomas, lot, 
Boyce, or Boyes, John, 

Robert, xvi (2), 
Boyd, Col. Calvin, lot, 
Daniel, lot, 

Mason, lot, 
Boyes, Robert, lot, 



Calderwood, James, lot, 

farm of, 
Caldwell, see Callwell. 
Callwell, James, lot, 
Campbell, William, lot, 

Canada Great Swamp, 
Canada Street, 
Canadian Settlement, 
Cargill, Capt. David, 



246 
xy (2) 

289 

40, 108 (2), 

267 

xxi, 318, 323 

xxi 

xxi 

vi; mill and 



homestead, xiv, xv (4), xvi 
(2), xxxv (2); lot, 18, 19, 28, 
218, 219, 220 (3), 274, 286, 
297, 300, 301, 302 (2), 316, 318, 
370 



David, Jr., lot, 


86, 


218, 


219 


land, 






xxx 


Carr, see Karr. 








Charter, mistakes in, 






371 


when adopted, 






ix 


Chase heirs, 






xvi 


Choate, George I., 






XV 


Christie, Jesse, lot, 




99, 


227 


Clark, George, lot, 26, 


135, 


182, 


188, 


190, 


285, 


361, 


375 


George P., 






xvi 



381 



382 



INDEX. 



Clark, James, vi; lot, 38, 78, 83, 115, 

116 (2), 117 (2), 217, 218, 344, 345 

John, lot, 38, 39, 132 

Joseph R., xviii (2) 

Rev. Matthew, xvi, xxix (2), 

xxxii (2); lot, 57, 92, 158 (2), 

250 

Clark, Thomas, lot, 26, 135, 182, 188, 

190, 285, 361, 375 

Clark family, x 

Clement, Walter S., xvi 

Clendinning, Archibald, vi; lot, 93, 140 

(2), 141 (2), 206 

Clough, , xvi 

Cobas, or Cobbat, pond, 375 

Cochran, Andrew, lot, 333 

John, 167, 168, 230, 333 

Nathaniel, lot, 346 

Ninlan, 226 

Peter, 167, 168, 333, 236 

Robert, lot, 204 

Thomas, 225 

Widow, 226 

William, 168 (3), 203, 295 

Cochran, or Cofran, xvii 

Cohas, Little, brook mill, 266 

Committee to search records, 371 

to plan settlement, v, vi 

to view lots, 173, 177 

Common field land, viii, 39 

Cragie, David, lot, 59, 121, 122 (3), 131 

(2), 132, 299, 336 

Robert, xxvii; farm, xxvii 

Crispen, George, xxvii 

Crombie, or Crumey, John, lot, 19, 

162 (2) 
Crown, officers of, xii 



D 



Dickey, David, lot, 251 

George W., lot, xv (2) 

Samuel, lot, 344 

Doak, James, lot, ix, 25, 91 

John, lot, 25, 91, 306 

Robert, lot, 91, 157 (2), 311 

Double Range, v-xii, xxii, xxiii (2), 

XXV 

Douglas, David, lot, 82 

Dick, or Richard, lot, 82 

Patrick, lot, 82 

Dracut, early right, xxxi 

Duffy, James, xxv 

John, lot, xxiv (2), xxv 

Dunstable, xxiii; line, xxiv 

Dunstable, early right, xxxi 



G 



Gage, Daniel, lot, xxix 

Giffen and Given, see Griffin. 
Gilmore, James, xxxv; lot, 108, 318, 
349, 285 
Robert, lot, xxxv 

William, xxxv, lot, 115, 312, 
323 
Goffe family, xxxii, xxxiii 

Goffe, Lt. John, v, vi, xv (2), xvi, xxx; 
lot, xxv (2), xvi, xxx, 87, 235, 
266 
John, Jr., lot, xv, 357, 358; or- 
der, 359, 374 
Grants, royal, xii 

Graves, Samuel, v, vi; lot, xv, xvi, 
xviii, xxxiv, 29, 31, 118, 119, 
120, 121 (2), 266, 355, 367, 373 
Graveyard Londonderry, or Shipley, 

xxvii 

Gray, John, lot, 29, 151, 152, 313, 329 

Green, Henry, lot, 65, 66, 177, 209, 269, 

277, 301, 323, 346 

Gregg family, xxxii, xxxiii 

Gregg, David, lot, 263 

Capt. James, vi; lot, xix (2), 

xxi, xxii, 55, 70, 71, 81, 86, 231 

James, v; lot, xviii, xxx, 43, 

231, 249, 266, 269 

John, vi; lot, 731, 81, 239 

John, lot, 266 

Samuel, lot, 231, 249 

William, xix, 81, 207; lot, 266, 

324 

Griffin, John, xxvii, xxviii; lot, 32, 287, 

349, 363, 376 

Nehemiah, lot, 25, 325, 375 



E 



East Village, xii 
Bayers, see Ayers. 

English in Nutfield, vii 

Range, xii-xvi, xxii (2) 



H 



Hardy, Lando B., xix 

Haverhill false line, xiii; rights, xxxi; 

claim, xxxiii 

High Range and Moose Hill, xxvii- 

xxxiii 

Hill, , xvi 

Horace A., xvi 

Holmes, Abraham, lot, xxiv, xxviii (2), 

xxix (3), 32, 98, 103 (2), 348, 

353, 354, 361, 375 

Home, Warren P., xxvi 

Homesteads, ix; area of, xi; shape of, 

xiii, xvii; age right to, 

xxvi; committee, 371 

Houston, Samuel, xiv, xvi, xxix, xxxii; 

lot, 126, 127, 203, 237, 327, 

360 

Humphrey, William, lot, 17, 141, 142 

(2), 143; corner, 229, 297, 

360 

Hunkings, Mark, lot, 74, 75, 216 (2), 217 

Hunter, James, estate of, xv, xix; of 

Boston, 247 



Folsom, John xviii; lot, xxiv 

French and Indian Wars, leaders in, 

xv 
Fulling mill, xv; see Mills. 
Fulton, Samuel, lot, 23, 24 



Island pond, 
Irish in Nutfield, 



INDEX. 



383 



Jaffrey, George, lot, 
K 



72, 199, 287 



Karr, Daniel, lot, 212 

Mrs. Elizabeth H., xviii, xxii 

Kennedy, Robert, xxi 

Kennedy Street, xxi 

Keyes, Elias, vi; lot, xvi, 18, 251, 328; 

given as Cois, 351, 374, 376 

Kidder, Benjamin, lot, xxx, 39, 234, 

269, 289, 293, 368 

Joseph, lot, xvi (3), xxii, 34, 

90, 92, 236, 368 



Leggett, James, lot, xxxiv, 99, 272 

Leslie, James, lot, xvi, 41, 160 (2), 257 
Sir James, xxxii (3) 

Leveritt's bridge, 288 

Lindsey, James, xxxii (3); lot, xvi, 41, 
159 (2), 207, 258 
Lots, see Homestead. 
Loyalists, vii, xii, xiii 



MacCay, or McKay, Alexander, lot, 263 

Charles, lot, 270 

MacGregor, Jean, gift, 328 

Margaret, gift, 328 

Machard, James, and Matthew, farm, 

324 
Mack, Robert, collection, xxxi; farms, 

xxxi 

MacMurphy, James, xxiv, xxxv 

Rev. Jesse G., homestead, 

xxxiv, xxxvi 

Madden, William F., xxv 

Massabesic Brook, 284 

Lake, 284 

McAllister, Charles, lot, xxvii 

David, xxix (2), xxxi 

Jonathan, xxix, xxxi 

McClary, John, lot, 23 

McClurg, Elizabeth, lot, 189 (2) 

McClurg, John, lot, xxvi (4), xxviii, 

77, 189 (2), 214, 238, 371, 372 

McConihe, John, lot, 80, 224, 256, 364 

McCurdy, James, lot, 254 

McDuffie, Daniel, lot, xxxvi, 58, 83, 316, 

318, 325 

McDufBe's meadow, 229 

McGregor, Mrs. Charles, xxv 

family, x 

Rev. James, xi, xiv. xxv, 

xxxvi; lot, 62, 63, 84, 181 

(2), 192, 297 

McKeen family, x 

McKeen, James, v, vi; lot, 25, 78, 85, 

144 (2), 145 (2), 196, 320, 321 

Janet, xxii; lot, 215 (2) 

John, xxii; lot, 215 (2) 

John and Jeannette, lot, xvii, 

xxii, 72, 160, 161 

Robert, lot, xxii, xxv (3), 54, 

77, 82, 113 (2), 172 (2) 

Samuel, lot, xvi, xxii; lot, 

160, 161, 215 (2) 



McKenny, Abraham, lot, xxvii 

McLaughlin, James, lot, 25, 207, 319, 
324, 335, 375 
McMurphy, Alexander, lot, xxiv, xxxv; 
lots, xxxv; homestead, 
xxxiv (5); lot, 89, 100, 
228, 277 
John, ix, xiv, xv, xvi (2), 
lot, 60, 88, 96, 97, 280, 309 
Squire John, lot, xxxiv, 
xxxv (2), 247, 283 
McNeil, Alexander, lot, 52, 100, 101 (2), 
183, 283, 321 to 327 
John, lot, 267, 276, 283, 310, 327 
McPheadris, Archibald, lot, 73, 331 

Meadows, area of, xxx; early cultiva- 
tion, xxxi, xxxii 
Meeting House, site of, xii 

Aiken's Range, xxii 
Merril, Abel, lot, 65, 169 

lot, 44, 177, 178 (2), 303, 
304, 370 
Miller, Robert, lot, 286, 302 (2) 

Mills, xviii, xxv (3), xxvi; Cohas, 266 
of Captain Caegill, xiv, xvi 

Ministerial lot, 242, 243, 314 

Mitchell, John, lot, 47, 169, 213 

Montgomery, Hugh, lot, xxxv (2), 96, 
123 (2), 126, 131, 352 
Moor, or Moore, James, ix; lot, xv, 48, 
109, 110 
John, lot, 21, 128, 277 

Samuel, lot, 21, 129 (2), 130 (2), 
291, 322 

Morrill, , xvi 

Morrison family, x 

Morrison, David, lot, 63, xxvii, xxviii, 

xxix, xxxi, xxxv, 150, 151 

(2), 213, 336, 337 (2), 338, 

342, 343 

James, lot, 33, 90, 187, 267 

John, v, vi; lot, 58, 90, 210, 

267 

Robert, lot, 67, 98, 104 (2), 

105, 198, 279, 285, 316, 317 

Samuel, lot, xxviii, xxix, 

64, 99, 105, 106 (2), 240, 362, 

373 

Morrisons, the, xxvi 

N 

Nensenkeag brook, 214 

Nesmith family, x 

James, vi; lot, 25, 26, 27, 78, 

127, 128, 202, 330, 341 

Nichols, Alexander, lot, 330, 335 

William, lot, 89, 146, 147 (2), 

198, 211, 330 

Nutfleld, colony of, v, vi, vii; pop., 

xii 

first settlers, vi 

Nutt, William, lot, 286, 300, 301, 318 



O 



Owens, David, lot, xxiv, xxvii 



Packard, or Pecker, Thomas, lot, 282 

(2), 283 



384 



INDEX. 



Packer, Thomas, lot, 76 

Palmer, William, xvi 

Parker, Rev. Edward L., xxiv 

Patterson, Peter, lot, xxx 

Thomas, xxx 

Pedler's farm, 374 

Penhallow, Samuel, lot, xv, 220, 221, 
229, 277, 286, 287, 305 
Perkins, Washington, xxv 

Phillips, Rev. Samuel, lot, 233, 241, 

280 

Pierce, Franklin, xxix 

Stephen, lot, xv, xxix, xxxiv, 

xxxvi, 42, 80, 161, 162, 332, 

362 

Pillsbury, Charles S., lot, xxx 

L. H., xviii 

Pine Island, 231 

Pinkerton, John, lot, 343 

Pitch Pine Tree, the, xxxi 

Poor, Wallace W., 18 

Proctor, Edward, lot, 53, 153 (2), 373 

Proprietors, list of, 173 



Ramsey, Hugh, lot, 223 

Rankin, or Renkin meadow, xxvii, 

252, 277 
Religious beliefs, vi 

Richey, John, lot, 50, 124 (2), 125 (2), 

254, 316 
Ripley, George, xxiv 

Roads, ix, xii, xv, xxi (4), xxv 

Robie, lot, xvi 

Rodgers, or Rogers, James, lot, xv, 54, 
106, 107 (2), 108, 186, 187, 284 



Sawmills, see Mills. 
Scotch settlers, 
Seavey, Andrew J., 
Second divisions, 
Sefton, James, 
Selectmen, first, 



vll 

xvi 

xviii 

xvi 

v 



Senter, John, lot, xvi, xxx, 248 

Settlers, first, vi 

Shields, John, lot, xv, 62, 106, 107 (2), 

258 
Shute, Governor, farm, xxxvi 

Hon. Samuel, lot, 355 

Simonds, Joseph, vi; lot, xvi, xviii, 44, 
92, 191, 350 
Simons, Joseph, rights, 226 

Smith. James, xxv (3) 

Spaulding, Andrew, lot, xv, xxix, 47, 

95, 353 
Squatters in Nutfleld, xxxiii 

Stark, Archibald, lot, 163 (2), 164 (2) 
Starrett. James, vi, 221 

Steel. Thomas, vi; lots, 187 (2), 197 
Stewart, John, lot, 78, 79, 205 



Taylor grave, 306 

Taylor, J. Calvin, farm, xxxiv 

Jonathan, lot, 349, 362, 375 (see 

Tyler) 

Matthew, xxxiv 

Thompson, Rev. William, lot, xxxv, 

93, 96, 152, 153, 316, 351 

Thornton, Colonel, xv 

Joshua, , xv, 247 

Three-Quarter Mile Range, xxxiii to 

xxxvi 
Todd, Andrew, lot, xviii, xx, xxxi (2), 

46, 294 
Tory, see Loyalist. 

True, C. W., xvi 

Tyler, Jonathan, lot, 20, 163, 298 (see 

Taylor) 

Tyngsborough, early rights, xxxi 

W 

Wainwright, Colonel, xiv, xv 

Waldron, Richard, lot, 93, 315 

Walker, Alexander, lot, 201 

Wallace, John, lot, xviii, xx, xxviii, 

45, 164, 165, 211 

Walton, Col. Shadrack, lot, 69, 272 

Weare, Robert, v, vi; lot, 138 (2), 139, 

326, 347, 365, 366 

Wentworth, Governor Benning, lot, 

xvi, 30, 74 (2), 288 

Lt. Gov. John, xiv (2), 

lot, 56 (2), 57, 67, 184, 

188, 222, 331, 372, 373 

Wentworths in Nutfield, vi 

Governor's farm, xxxiv(4) 

heirs, 288 

Westbrook, Col. Thomas, lot, 69, 357, 

377 (2) 

West Running Brook, settlers along, v 

Wheeler, Colonel, xv 

Wheelwright, Col. John, xiv, xxv, 170, 

178, 191, 214 

deed of 

Whittier sawmill, 

Wiberd, Thomas, lot, 

Wibert, Richard, lot, 

Willson, Benjamin, ix; lot, xviii, 46, 

119, 120, 232 

Elizabeth, lot, xxvi, 302, 371, 

372 

James, lot, 

Mary, lot, 

Mrs. , 

Robert, lot, 

Robert, 

William, lot 

Willson sawmill, 

Wilson, Hugh, lot, 

John, lot, 

Mary, lot, 189 (2), 292, 371, 372 

Thomas, lot, 273. 342 

William, lot, 124 (2). 125 (2) 

Woodburn, John, lot, xxiv (3), xxv, 

xxx, 66, 165, 166, 253, 308 



xxxiii, xxxv 

xxv 

274 (2) 

75 



xxvi (5), 22, 23 

xxvi 

23 

21 

245, 312 

32 

xxv 

245 

232 



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